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Major rail timetable changes could cause disruption

Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services Credit: ITV Border

Rail passengers could face disruption after the biggest shake up in rail timetables in decades.

Rail operators say it will mean more direct services and reduce journey times but Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services.

More than four million trains have been rescheduled across Britain.

Passengers are urged to check the new timetables before they travel.

Northern rail services disrupted as workers set to strike

The strike is part of an ongoing dispute on the role of Northern rail's train guards Credit: PA

Rail passengers in Cumbria are set to face further disruption with three days of industrial action planned.

RMT union workers are set to walkout from Friday 7 to Monday 10 July as part of an on-going dispute over Northern rail's plans to change the role of train guards.

Services along the Cumbrian coast and those between Carlisle and the north east will be affected.

Full updates on operating services over the period can be seen here.

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