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‘Plan ahead for Easter holiday travel’: TPE warns customers of upcoming disruption during ASLEF industrial action

TransPennine Express (TPE) is urging customers travelling over the Easter holidays to plan ahead, with a strike day and industrial action set to cause disruption to rail services later this week.


Drivers from the ASLEF union are set to take strike action in April, with TPE services brought to a halt on Saturday 6 April.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience & Transformation Director at TPE, said:

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

“Sadly, we won’t be able to run any trains at all on Saturday 6 April, and some services will be affected this week by further industrial action.”

There will also be action short of a strike by ASLEF between Thursday 4 April and Saturday 6 April and then from Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April, which is expected to cause disruption to TPE’s services.

Kathryn added:

“We expect the action short of a strike to cause some disruption, delays and short-notice cancellations. I would advise customers to check very carefully before they travel and to allow extra time for any journeys.

“We’re extremely sorry for the impact this action will have for our customers and will do all we can to keep as many people on the move as possible.”

For more information about the strike and the services that will be affected, customers should visit: