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Further Northern strike action hits Cumbria

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Northern passengers across Cumbria are facing more disruption today as RMT Union workers go on strike for 24 hours, over driver-only operated trains.

More than 1,300 services will run, the majority between 7am and 7pm.

For this strike day a number of new services have been added, including an evening peak service both ways from Carlisle to Newcastle.

Travellers are advised to:

Another wave of Northern industrial action hits Cumbria

Services will run between 7.00am and 7.00pm Credit: ITV Border

A second day of Northern strike action will hit services in Cumbria today. The RMT union has called a walkout over over plans to change the role of train guards.

It is expected that fewer than half of normal services will run between 7am and 7pm.

Advice for travellers during strike action:

  • Allow extra time for journeys.
  • Check journeycheck.com/northern before you travel.
  • If you experience a delay of 30 minutes or more, you can claim compensation through Northern's Delay Repay scheme.
  • If you are travelling to the Liverpool area your journey could be affected further, because of major works at Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Keep up to date with Northern industrial action

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Northern rail strike action causes disruption in Cumbria

Most of the trains available will run between 7am and 7pm Credit: ITV Border

Train passengers in Cumbria are facing more disruption today, Monday 4 September, with another day of industrial action. RMT union members are walking out over Northern's plans for driver-only trains.

Most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, with some services finishing earlier. During this time the number of running trains will be reduced. Passengers are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.

Tips for travellers today:

  • If you experience a delay of 30 minutes or more, you can claim compensation through Northern's Delay Repay scheme.
  • Customers with season tickets that don't include buses, trams or ferries, who decide not to travel due to strike action, can also claim compensation.