Rail passengers on the West Coast Mainline could face disruption today as Virgin Train workers take strike action.
It's the first of six 24-hour strikes announced by the RMT and TSSA unions in a dispute over pay.
Virgin Trains says it will run the majority of its services through stations in the Border region, including Lockerbie, Carlisle, Penrith and Oxenholme.
The services affected are:
- One service each way per hour between London and Liverpool (normal timetable)
- Two services each way per hour between London and Manchester via Stoke, not Crewe. Trains will not serve Wilmslow.
- Two services each way per hour between London and the West Midlands.
- One fast service each way per hour between London and Glasgow (normal timetable).
- Apart from the 04.48 Holyhead to London service and the return at 17.10, we will not serve Chester and North Wales. There is a replacement bus service between Chester and Crewe, and Arriva Trains Wales will accept tickets between Chester and North Wales stations.
- Trains will not serve Edinburgh which can be reached via other operators’ services. Tickets will be valid on those operators.
The other dates marked for strike action are December 22, January 5, January 8 and January 29.