Industrial Action affecting rail services – 16, 18, 30 March and 1 April 2023
The RMT Union has announced industrial action will be taking place on Thursday 16 March, Saturday 18 March, Thursday 30 March and Saturday 1 April 2023 affecting rail services operating through South Yorkshire.
How will this impact rail services?
On strike days any services which do operate are expected to be extremely busy and operate a reduced timetable, starting later than usual and finishing earlier (before 19:00).
Customers are advised ‘Do not travel’ on strike days.
On the day after each strike a significantly reduced level of service will be in place as trains will be in the wrong locations and customers should expect some disruption to the advertised service levels.
Customers should check before they travel and expect severe disruption.
Operators are currently working on the impact the above will have on their services and more information will be available soon on their dedicated webpages:
- Cross Country (XC) – crosscountrytrains.co.uk/disruption
- East Midland Railways (EMR) – eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/rail-strike.
- London North Eastern Railway (LNER) – lner.co.uk/travel-information/Industrial-action/.
- Northern Trains Ltd (NTL) – https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/strikes
- Transpennine Express (TPE) – tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/strike-action.
Operators are relaxing rules relating to ticket validity on strike days. Customers are advised to check with their respective operator as they may be able to travel before or after strike days or claim a full refund with no admin fee if they decide not to travel (from point of purchase or the operator’s refunds page).
Most ticket offices across the region are expected to be closed, this will reduce the range of tickets available.
Planning ahead and how to help?
SYMCA will also support passengers affected by the industrial action by providing up to date information via Travel South Yorkshire channels as follows: