Fresh travel disruption will impact rail passengers at the begining of May as train drivers and rail companies stage a new series of strikes as part of a 2 year dispute over pay and working conditions.

Members of the ASLEF Union will take part in rolling one day walkouts starting on the 7th of May until the 9th of May. There will also be a ban on overtime starting from the 6th of May until the 11th. 

Drivers from different companies will strike on different days. 

Strike dates: 

Tuesday 7th May: 

  • c2c
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express)
  • Great Northern
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway (including Island Line)
  • Thameslink

Wednesday 8th May: 

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway 
  • Great Western Railway
  • Heathrow Express
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • West Midlands Railway 

Thursday 9th May: 

  • LNER
  • Northern 
  • TransPennine Express

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.