Train strikes: How will the latest wave of industrial action affect each train operator?

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi outlines the impact the latest wave of strike action will have on members of the public

Rail passengers faced fresh travel disruption on Wednesday due to strikes by train drivers and can only expect more industrial action over the weekend.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at 14 train operators will walk out again in long-running disputes over pay on Friday and Saturday - the day of the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Here is a breakdown of each operator’s plan for strike days:

  • Avanti West Coast

Friday: The service is still assessing how routes will be impacted on Friday.

Saturday: No trains.

  • c2c

Friday and Saturday: No major impact but all services will run to/from London Fenchurch Street and will not call at London Liverpool Street or Stratford.

  • Caledonian Sleeper

Friday: All Caledonian Sleeper service remains unaffected and will be running as normal on these dates.

Saturday: The Caledonian Sleeper does not operate on Saturday nights.

  • Chiltern Railways

Friday: Very limited service - essential travel only is encouraged.

Saturday: No trains.

Services that do run will be limited to one train per hour in both directions between London Marylebone and each of Banbury, Oxford and Aylesbury via Amersham, and only between around 8am and 10pm.

  • CrossCountry

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

  • East Midlands Railway

Friday: A "significantly reduced" service.

Saturday: No trains.

EMR services that do run will be between the hours of 7.30am to 6.30pm.

Elizabeth line

Friday: Before 7am and after 7pm, there will be no service between Maidenhead and Reading, and from 11.30pm, no service between Brentwood and Shenfield due to strike action.

Saturday: No stopping trains between Paddington and Reading, or Greenford, Windsor, Marlow and Henley branch services. A very limited service operates between Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, non-stop between Paddington and Reading. Elizabeth line trains operate as normal.

  • Gatwick Express

Friday: Limited service, and Gatwick Express services will not be running but Southern and Thameslink will serve Gatwick Airport.Saturday: No trains.

  • Grand Central

Friday: Some services will be affected and passengers are urged to check the updated timetable.

Saturday: Usual timetable.

  • Great Northern

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

  • Great Western Railway

Friday: An "extremely" limited service will run and only between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

The only open routes will be between: London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads; London Paddington and Didcot; London Paddington and Cardiff; London Paddington and Plymouth; Gloucester and Swindon; London Paddington and Newbury; Greenford and West Ealing; Slough and Windsor; Maidenhead and Bourne end; Twyford and Slough; Reading and Basingstoke; Oxford and Banbury; Reading and Redhill' Oxford and Didcot (replacement bus service); Cardiff and Westbury; Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth.

Saturday: Also a limited service, with trains only running between London Paddington and Bristol; Reading and Didcot; Reading and Basingstoke; Reading and Redhill; Reading and Newbury; Westbury and Swindon; Cardiff and Bristol; Exeter and Barnstaple; Plymouth and Gunnislake; Penzance and St Ives.

  • Greater Anglia

Friday: Some routes will have a reduced frequency, but most routes will have a normal or near normal service during the hours that trains are running.

Saturday: A reduced service. "Most routes" will have no trains.

  • Heathrow Express

Friday: Usual timetable.

Saturday: No trains.

  • Hull Trains

Friday and Saturday: Usual timetable.

  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Friday and Saturday: A reduced service will run.

  • London Northwestern Railway

Friday: A limited service will run and only between 7am and 7pm. The only open routes will be between Birmingham New Street and each of London Euston, Birmingham International and Liverpool Lime Street.

Saturday: No trains.

  • London Overground

Friday and Saturday: Regular services will run but are expected to be busier than usual.

  • Lumo

Friday and Saturday: Usual timetable.

  • Merseyrail

Friday and Saturday: Usual timetable.

  • Northern

Friday: Limited Northern services.

Saturday: No trains.

Only a handful of routes will be open, such as between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester; Leeds and York; and Darlington and Saltburn.

  • ScotRail

Friday and Saturday: Usual timetable.

  • South Western Railway

Friday: Also a reduced service. Services will only run between 7am and 7pm.Saturday: Also a reduced service. Services will only run after 7.30am.

  • Southeastern

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

Trains that do run will be busier than normal, and services are likely to start later and finish earlier than usual.

  • Southern

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

There will also be a knock-on effect for Thursday and Sunday's services.

Stansted Express

Friday: Trains run from 7.11am - 9.10pm from Liverpool Street with two trains per hour.

First train from Stansted Airport to London departs at 8.15am - 00:30 on Sunday 3 June, up to two trains per hour.

Saturday: Reduced service - one train per hour.

  • Thameslink

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

  • TransPennine Express

Friday: Limited service.

Saturday: No trains.

  • Transport for Wales

Wednesday to Saturday: While Transport for Wales is not involved in the strikes, it is expected some of its services will be busier due to other networks taking industrial action.

  • West Midlands Railway

Friday: Trains running from 7am - 7pm only.

Saturday: No trains.

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