Rail passengers across the North West are facing their third day of disruption in a week because of strike action by staff.
RMT Union members on Merseyrail and Northern Rail are walking out for the 13th time in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.
Merseyrail insists it wants to talk to the union. Northern says it is aiming to maintain services today.
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The operator said it does not have enough staff available to cover the network.