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Strike action to cause major disruption to rail services

TransPennine Express (TPE) is urging customers to plan ahead, with further industrial action set to cause major disruption to rail services this week.

Both ASLEF and RMT have strike action planned this week (Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September), with the walk-outs set to cause disruption for rail customers across the rail network.

On Friday 1 September, when ASLEF members plan to take action, there will be no TPE services at all. Additionally, on Saturday 2 September, planned RMT strike action and ASLEF action short of a strike means there will be a significantly reduced TPE service.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Service and Operations Director for TransPennine Express said:

“The further strike action will once again, cause severe disruption to our services, as well as those across the country.

“On Friday there will be no services at all and on Saturday we will run a very limited timetable. Those wishing to travel on the Saturday should seek alternative means and only make journeys if they are absolutely essential.”

Kathryn added:

“The days after each strike will also be affected and so anyone planning rail travel on Sunday 3 September should allow additional time and check carefully before they travel.”

Full details of TPE’s timetable for the RMT strike (Saturday 2 September) can be found via the TPE website or National Rail Enquiries.

Bikes will not be permitted onboard TPE on Saturday 2 September.