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Disruption expected as Northern Rail workers stage strike

Expect a change to the timetable Credit: PA

Train passengers are facing disruption this weekend as Northern Rail workers stage their latest walk out in a row over driver-only operated trains.

Up to 60% of services could be cancelled as members of the RMT union strike from Saturday to Monday.

Arriva Rail North employees are striking in response to Northern’s plan to modernise the region’s rail services and the changes Northern proposes to make to the role of conductors in the future.

To help keep customers moving during the planned industrial action, Northern will run revised train timetables on Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Monday 10 July. These are the only Northern services that will run and it is expected that they will be extremely busy.

Alternative rail routes, buses, trams and roads in South Yorkshire may also be busier than usual on the days of the strike as passengers alter journey plans. As a consequence, journey times are expected to be longer.

Please give yourself extra time to travel and consider whether your journey is necessary.

Revised Northern services on Saturday and Monday will generally run between 7am and 7pm but will only operate between 9am and 5pm on Sunday.

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