Industrial Action affecting rail services – 12, ,13, 31 May and 3 June 2023

Industrial Action affecting rail services – 12, ,13, 31 May and 3 June 2023

The ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action will be taking place on Friday 12 May, Saturday 13 May, Wednesday 31 May and Saturday 3 June 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:


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).


Some ticket offices across the region may to be closed, this will reduce the range of tickets available.

Planning ahead and how to help?

Customers are advised not to travel on strike days. If they do need to travel they should check before they make their journey and allow extra time to allow for disruption and short notice changes. Customers can plan their journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner at, which will be updated as soon as service levels for each operator are known.

We are also providing information to support passengers affected by the industrial action via our Travel South Yorkshire channels, where we bring together information from all of the bus, tram and train operators, as follows:

 It would be appreciated if you could please help to advise customers of the upcoming strikes, and encourage them to check for the latest travel information before they travel. Customers should stay up to date with their train operating company on social media, or @TravelSYorks and visit the above operator web sites for the latest timetable information.