Fresh train stikes have been announced for April that will affect services across the country. 

Members of the ASLEF union will strike for 3 days over early April as part of a long running dispute over pay and working conditions. The dates for the strikes are the 5th, 6th, and 8th of April. 

Union members voted for the action that will affect all major rail operators. They will also stage a one-day tube strike alongside a 6 day ban on working overtime on the service. 

Strike dates

Friday 5th April 

  • Avanti West Coast
  • East & West Midlands Railway
  • Cross Country

Saturday 6th April 

  • Chiltern 
  • GWR
  • LNER
  • Northern
  • TransPennine

Monday 8th April

  • c2c
  • Greater Anglia 
  • GTR
  • Great Northern Thameslink
  • Southeastern
  • Southern/Gatwick Express
  • South Western Railway main line and depot
  • SWR Island Line

You're booked to travel on a strike day - what are your options?

Options for ticket validity differ depending on the train operator you're booked with but if your train is cancelled, you are entitled to a refund. 

Validity of tickets for travel on strike days has been extended to the day before and up to 2 days after the date of the strike.

Please note that if you are travelling through London and your tickets includes the London Underground, it may not be valid on Underground services on an alternative date.

How do I know if my journey has been affected? 

We won't know until closer to the strike dates which services have been impacted. You can check Trainline's status page, which will list all known disruptions here.

Will trains still be running on strike days?

There will still be some services running but these are likely to be extremely busy and or significantly delayed.

Diversity Travel is recommending against all but essential travel on these days, and would advise against booking any travel. Travel either side of these days may also be affected.