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PremierLeague-News.Com - About half of the network will be closed today with disruption expected to spill over into non-strike days
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The biggest rail strike in 30 years is under way in England, Wales and Scotland today. More than 40,000 members of the RMT union are staging walkouts on three days this week. The strike involves railway staff at Network Rail and 13 train-operating companies.The dispute is over pay, conditions and pensions. Tuesday’s action coincides with a strike on the London Underground by members of the RMT and Unite.Why are there strikes today? The strikes are on: Tuesday 21 JuneThursday 23 JuneSaturday 25 June However, disruption is expected to spill over into non-strike days and tailbacks are expected on the roads as people switch to driving. On Monday night last-ditch talks between the union and rail officials to avert the strikes failed.RMT is arguing over “an aggressive cuts to jobs, conditions, pay and pensions” and has asked for a seven per cent pay rise. Network Rail says it needs to modernise ways of working and make the railways “more efficient”. However, the RMT insists such reforms will mean job cuts and it has rejected a three per cent pay offer. It says Network Rail plans to cut up to 2,500 jobs as part of a £2bn reduction in spending and has warned that strike action could continue until the autumn. The RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT has no choice but to defend our members industrially to stop this race to the bottom.” See moreProud to join the RMT picket line this morning at West Ruislip in my borough. Solidarity to @RMTunion pic.twitter.com/ULjOn1EqTk— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) June 21, 2022 Meanwhile, Tim Shoveller, managing director of Network Rail’s north west and central region, has said the company is “absolutely committed” to finding a solution to the pay dispute with workers. “As always, this is about how we can make the railway more efficient to generate the funds so that we can make the pay awards that our colleagues want,” he said.Which trains are running? About half of the network will be closed today, Thursday and Saturday. Much of Wales, Scotland and coastal towns and cities in England will have no services at all. Around 20 per cent of the usual services will run, but the knock-on effect, the BBC says, means that the days after the strikes are likely to have around 60 per cent of normal services. Fewer than one in five trains will run, and only on main lines and only for around 11 hours, starting later and finishing earlier.Earlier, those trying to access information about trains on the National Rail Enquiries website were met with a message stating: “500 Internal Server Error” as the site stopped working. It is now back up and running.Here is a breakdown of each operator’s plan for strike days:Avanti West CoastA limited service of around a quarter of the normal timetable will operate, and only between 8am and 6pm.Several routes will not be served, such as those to North Wales, Stoke and Edinburgh.The operator has suspended ticket sales for travel between Tuesday and Sunday to “help reduce disruption and overcrowding”.c2cIt will operate fewer than a third of normal services, only between 7.30am and 6.30pm.This will include two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon, and the same frequency from London Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham.No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.Caledonian SleeperAll departures are cancelled between Monday and Friday.Chiltern RailwaysNo trains will run north of Banbury or to Oxford between Tuesday and Saturday.Services will be suspended on “most routes” on strike days due to “extremely limited availability of staff”.CrossCountryNo services will run from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Peterborough, Cambridge or Stansted Airport during the three strike days.A “very limited service” is planned between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth, and Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh Waverley via Leeds, York and Newcastle.There will also be a reduced service between Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly.East Midlands RailwayServices will be reduced between Tuesday and Sunday.Just one train per hour will run in each direction on most routes.Gatwick ExpressThere will be no service on strike days.Passengers travelling to Gatwick Airport from London can use Southern or Thameslink trains.A Sunday service on Gatwick Express will run on the days after the strikes, with late starts and early finishes.More from NewsWhat time sunset is on the 2022 summer solstice and how long the longest day will be21 June, 2022Teacher poised to join strike action says schools are 'beyond crumbling point'21 June, 2022Will Primark launch online shopping? Which stores will have the click-and-collect trial21 June, 2022Grand CentralIn most cases, just three trains in each direction will be running on strike days.Great NorthernThere will be very few trains on strike days, with no services east of Ely to King’s Lynn.An amended Sunday service will be in place on the days after strikes.
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.More than half the planned trains from London to Castle Cary between Wednesday and Friday have been cancelled.Greater AngliaOn strike days, the firm will not run any trains on its regional and branch lines.A “very limited service” will operate on some routes to and from London Liverpool Street.Heathrow ExpressServices will be “significantly affected” this week, with a half hourly timetable between 7.30am and 6.30pm on strike days.Hull TrainsOn strike days, trains will only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross.London North Eastern RailwayAround 38 per cent of usual service levels are planned.Trains that do run “are likely to be very busy”.London Northwestern RailwayServices on strike days will be “very limited”.This includes just two trains per hour between London Euston and Northampton, and one per hour between Birmingham New Street and Northampton.No trains will operate between London Euston and Crewe.The last train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh will be at 2pm, while the final service to Leeds will depart at 3.05pm.LumoThere will be “some disruption” to services throughout the week.MerseyrailThere will be no train services and no rail replacement buses on strike days.NorthernPassengers are urged “not to travel” between Tuesday and Sunday as services will be suspended “on most routes” during strike days, and there will be a “significant impact” on non-strike days.ScotRailNo trains will run north of Glasgow or Edinburgh on strike days.Just two trains per hour will run between the cities via Falkirk.South Western RailwayA “severely limited service” will run between 7.15am and 6.30pm on strike days, and only on some routes.This includes only four trains per hour between London Waterloo and Woking, and two per hour between London Waterloo and Basingstoke.SoutheasternMost stations and routes will be closed on strike days, and a “severely reduced service” will operate elsewhere.There will be no services to or from London Victoria or Charing Cross.The vast majority of its network in Kent and East Sussex will be closed, apart from the high-speed route to Ashford International.SouthernMuch of the network will be shut down on strike days.Services will run on the Brighton Mainline to London Bridge and London Victoria, with additional trains from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Sutton and West Croydon, via Crystal Palace.An amended Sunday service will operate after each strike day.Stansted ExpressA reduced frequency will be in place, with later first trains and earlier last trains.No services will run from Stansted Airport to Norwich and Cambridge.ThameslinkThere will be far fewer trains than normal on strike days.Services will be split north and south, with nothing running between London St Pancras and London Bridge.An amended Sunday service will operate after each strike day.TransPennine ExpressThere will be a “significant reduction in available services” on strike days.Several stations will be closed, such as Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Selby.There will also be significant disruption on Wednesday and Friday.Transport for WalesMost lines will be closed on strike days.On Tuesday and Thursday, a reduced service will run between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil, with replacement bus services betweenRadyr and Cardiff Central.On Saturday, there will be limited trains between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Pontypridd, with replacement buses between Radyr and Cardiff Central.West Midlands RailwayThe industrial action will have a “considerable impact on the number of trains” that run on strike days.There will also be a “very limited service” on Wednesday and Friday.On strike days, no trains will run on several routes to and from Birmingham New Street, such as Hereford, Shrewsbury, Walsall.A poster outside Victoria Underground Station during the strike (Photo: John Sibley/Reuters)What is the situation with the Tubes? Here is the current situation with the tubes according to Transport for London. Bakerloo – suspendedCentral – part suspendedCircle – suspendedDistrict – part suspendedElizabeth Line – severe delays Hammersmith & City – suspendedJubilee – suspendedLondon Overground – part suspendedMetropolitan – suspendedNorthern – part suspendedPiccadilly – suspendedVictoria – suspendedWaterloo & City – suspended
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