There are warnings of a fresh wave on strikes on railways in our region over the issue of driver-only trains.
Chief officers from RMT branches at Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North are meeting later London to agree their next move in the long-running dispute with the rail operators over the plans to remove guards from trains.
The rail operators say driver-only trains are the safest and most efficient way forward.
But unions say it'll impact on passenger safety. Previous industrial action was suspended because of the terror attack on Westminster.
Union members picket Merseyrail and Northern services
Weekend of strike action by RMT members on Northern and Merseyrail.
Up to 2,000 workers at three rail companies are on strike, threatening some of the worst disruption since the industry was privatised.