Rail strike recommendation for November, December and January

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Higher Anglia is reminding passengers that there’s a rail strike this Saturday – and advising them {that a} additional eight strike dates have been introduced for December and January.

Prepare drivers’ union ASLEF is putting this Saturday 26 November, with Higher Anglia solely operating trains between London Liverpool Road and Norwich, Colchester and Southend Victoria and on the Stansted Specific service.

There shall be no trains on another routes – together with between Cambridge and London Liverpool Road.

The corporate is advising individuals to keep away from travelling on Higher Anglia trains on Saturday and to verify earlier than they journey on Sunday morning because the 24-hour strike will trigger first trains on Sunday to start out later than typical.

The RMT union has introduced strikes on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 and Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January, which can severely affect Higher Anglia companies and result in a really lowered service.

Jamie Burles, Higher Anglia managing director stated: “We’re very sorry that our prospects are as soon as once more disrupted by strikes and we’re having to advise individuals to keep away from travelling on our trains.

“We all know how a lot individuals have been trying ahead to a Christmas with out the Covid restrictions of the final two years and now they’re having to plan round strikes.

“As a rail trade we’re eager to get this dispute settled and talks will proceed with the unions to do all the things doable to succeed in an settlement.”

Companies this Saturday

First trains will begin later than typical and final trains will end sooner than typical this Saturday.

First and final practice instances to London Liverpool Road from Colchester shall be 08.13 and 20.13; from Norwich 08.00 and 19.00; and from Southend Victoria 08.13 and 22.00.

Within the different path, first and final trains from Liverpool Road to Colchester shall be 10.00 and 22.00; to Norwich 10.30 and 21.30; and to Southend Victoria 09.47 and 23.45.

Stansted Specific service first and final practice instances shall be: from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Road 05.15 and 23.42 and from Liverpool Road to Stansted Airport 04.10 and 23.25.

Anybody who has booked a ticket to journey on Saturday 26 November will be capable of journey both the day earlier than or as much as as much as and together with Tuesday 29 November as a substitute, or they will contact their retailer for a refund or to alter the date.

Trains not operating as a result of strike won’t get replaced by buses.

RMT strikes

RMT members as a consequence of strike in December and January embrace Higher Anglia station, catering, income safety, practice cleansing and conductor groups, together with Community Rail signallers and upkeep workers.

Higher Anglia is at present engaged on timetables however it’s possible that solely companies between London Liverpool Road and Norwich, Colchester, Southend Victoria and Cambridge, together with the Stansted Specific will run, with first trains from 07.30 and all journeys full by 18.30.

An extra time ban by the RMT from Sunday 18 December to Monday 2 January may additionally have an effect on companies. Passengers are suggested to verify earlier than they journey between these dates.

Extra particulars, together with timetables and refund data, shall be out there on greateranglia.co.uk/strikes as they’re finalised.

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