All closed routes and sharing services today

Passengers are urged to travel only if absolutely necessary as train services have been reduced to just 4,500, less than a quarter of the normal 20,000 offered each day.

Speaking to LBC radio on Tuesday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps accused RMT leader Mick Lynch of wanting to transform himself into one of the “union barons of the 1970s” after Lynch told Sky News, “If the government doesn’t changes direction, I believe that more strike action is inevitable. We as unions need to synchronize.”

“If we need union action, we have to coordinate union action in every city,” Lynch said, arguing that the British worker needs a pay rise.

Which trains run?

East Midlands

East Midlands Railway will run only one train per hour between Nottingham and Sheffield, as well as from both cities to London. There will also be an hourly train between Corby and London.

There will be one train per hour from Derby to Nottingham and Matlock, as well as between Leicester and Nottingham.

Northern Rail

Northern Rail will operate hourly services from Leeds to Sheffield, York, Bradford Forster Square, Skipton and Ilkely.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express will operate five trains between Manchester Airport and Preston on strike days and one per hour between Manchester and York.

The following stations will be completely closed with no TransPennine services going there on strike days: Hull; Yarn; Scarborough; seamstress; Malton; Selby; brother.

Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has confirmed that all regional and branch services in East Anglia will be canceled on strike days and that there will be only severely reduced service on some lines to London Liverpool Street.

This includes one train per hour between Norwich and London, with the first and last train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street at 8am and 4pm.


In Essex, c2c will offer a limited service equivalent to less than a third of the normal service level – consisting of two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon and to Pitsea via Rainham.

There are no trains through Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.


Only 35 of the 180 stations in Southeast will be open and no replacement buses will run at stations that are closed.

Southeastern will also not run trains from Victoria or Charing Cross and there will be limited service on the Woolwich, Sidcup and Bexleyheath lines.

Chiltern Railway

There will be no Chiltern services north of Banbury, between Amersham and London on the Metropolitan line, or to Oxford between Tuesday and Saturday.

Between London and Banbury there is one train per hour in each direction on these days.


South Western will run two trains per hour from Waterloo to Southampton and Basingstoke.

There are four trains per hour from Waterloo to Woking and Windsor.

great western

Great Western Railway will not operate on all lines in Cornwall, as well as on all branch lines in Devon.

There will be a very limited service between London Paddington and Oxford, Cardiff and Plymouth – with trains running every hour between London and Cardiff.

West Midlands

West Midlands Railway will operate one train per hour between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. There are no trains from Birmingham to Walsall, Hereford and Shrewsbury.

From Tuesday to Saturday, there is only one train per hour between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International each day.


CrossCountry will not operate services from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Peterborough, Cambridge or Stansted Airport during the three strike days, while a “very limited service” will operate between Bristol Parkway, Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley.

Avanti west coast

On strike days, Avanti West Coast plans to run one train per hour from Euston to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston, with a limited service onward to Glasgow.

Trains will also not call at Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent or Runcorn and these stations will be closed.

Meanwhile, North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh will not have Avanti West Coast services on strike days.


In London, strikes impacted Tube and other TfL services on Tuesday, and the disruption is expected to continue through mid-morning Wednesday.

National rail strikes on Thursday and Saturday will also affect Elizabeth Line and London Overground services, and some Tube services, on strike days and until mid-morning on the days following strikes.

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