CrossCountry train strikes by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) are set to cause travel disruption for thousands of passengers over the Christmas period.
The dates which the union members will be striking are:
- Saturday 23 December
- Sunday 24 December
- Wednesday 27 December
- Sunday 31 December
No CrossCountry routes will be operating as normal on those dates.
In the Midlands, CrossCountry will only be operating an hourly service, starting later and finishing earlier, to the South West, Thames Valley, North West and Scotland, but using longer trains where possible.
Local CrossCountry services from Birmingham to Cardiff and Nottingham will not be operating, and services to Stansted Airport via Leicester will be terminating at Peterborough.
Customers will be able to use their CrossCountry tickets on other train operators' services.
RMT said in a previous statement that train managers and senior conductors are striking in a dispute over rostering and Sunday working.
A spokesperson for RMT said:
In response, a spokesperson for CrossCountry said:
All the latest travel information will be available on CrossCountry's website.