Rail strikes announced for May and June
The RMT Union and ASLEF have announced more strikes for May and June
Rail passengers are set to face fresh disruption after the train drivers' union ASLEF and the RMT Union announce a further round strikes for May and June.
Drivers from multiple unions working for a dozen train operators will walk out on 12th and 31st May and 3rd June. Members of the RMT union will strike on the 13th May.
Mick Whelan, Aslef’s general secretary, said: “We do not want to go on strike. We do not want to inconvenience passengers, we have families and friends who use the railway, too, and we believe in investing in rail for the future of this country.
“But the blame for this action lies, fairly and squarely, at the feet of the employers who have forced our hand over this by their intransigence.
There will be disruption to train travel on days either side of the strike, as well as a ban on over time that will cause further disruption.
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.