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Rail strikes expected to cause travel disruption

A picket at Lime Street during a strike in July. Credit: ITV Granada

Train strikes are expected to cause further disruption today on Arriva Northern and Merseyrail.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail will walk out as part of a long running dispute over controversial plans to introduce driver only trains.

Passengers are being advised to check with their train operators who're laying on replacement services.