How will the latest rail strikes affect each train operator?

Rail services are again hit by strike action.

Members of the Rail, Shipping and Transport (RMT) Union of train operators will walk out in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions on Saturday.

Many operators will only run trains for limited hours.

Those not involved in the dispute will not see a major impact, but their services could be busier than normal due to timetable cuts elsewhere.

Here’s a breakdown of each operator’s plan:

– Avanti West Coast

One train per hour will run in both directions between London Euston and each of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.

A limited service will operate to and from Glasgow.

– c2c

No significant effect.

– Caledonian Sleeper

No significant effect.

– Chiltern Railways

No trains will run north of Bunbury.

There will be one train per hour in both directions between London Marylebone and each of Aylesbury/Aylesbury Vale Parkway, Banbury and Oxford.

– CrossCountry

There will be no direct services to and from Birmingham New Street and locations such as Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth and Stansted Airport.

– East Midlands Railway

Just one train per hour will run in each direction between Leicester and Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield, and between London St Pancras and Kettering and Corby.

There will be the same frequency between Derby and Matlock. and between Nottingham and each of Derby, Sheffield, Mansfield Woodhouse and Grantham.

– Elizabeth Line

Services will start later than normal.

– Gatwick Express

There will be no services, but Southern will run trains between Gatwick Airport and London Bridge.

– Grand Central

No significant effect.

– Great North

There will be very few trains, with no services east of Ely to King’s Lynn.

– Great Western Railway

Trains will run between London Paddington and each of Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Exeter via Bristol Temple Meads, Newbury and Oxford.

The only other services open will be between West Ealing and Greenford, Slough and Windsor, Maidenhead and Marlow, Twyford and Henley, Reading and Basingstoke, Cardiff and Westbury and Plymouth and Newton Abbot.

– Greater Anglia

Some routes will have reduced frequency, but many will have normal or near-normal service.

– Heathrow Express

No significant effect.

– Hull Trains

No significant effect.

– London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

A limited schedule will apply.

This includes the London King’s Cross-Edinburgh route with a total of just 16 trains in both directions.

– London Northwestern Railway

A limited timetable will only run on these routes: between Birmingham New Street and each of Northampton via Coventry, Birmingham International via local stations and Crewe.

Services will also run between London Euston and Northampton.

– London Overground

No significant effect.

– Lumo

No significant effect.

– Merseyrail

No significant effect.

– North

Trains will only run between Leeds and each of York, Hebden Bridge, Ilkley, Skipton, Sheffield and Bradford Forster Square, and between Darlington and Saltburn, and Liverpool and Manchester Airport.

– ScotRail

No significant effect.

– South Western Railway

There will be a significantly reduced service between London Waterloo and Hounslow and Woking only, and between Basingstoke and Southampton, Guildford and Woking, and Salisbury and Basingstoke.

– Southeast

No trains will run on the vast majority of the network in Kent and East Sussex.

There will be two trains per hour in each direction for most of Saturday on these lines: Bexleyheath, Bromley North, Bromley South, Sidcup and Woolwich.

The high speed line will see two trains per hour to and from Ashford International and four per hour to and from Ebbsfleet International.

On the Sevenoaks line there will be two trains an hour to and from Sevenoaks and four an hour to and from Orpington.

– South

Services run include between London Bridge and each of Brighton, Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges, between London Victoria and Brighton and along the south coast.

– Stansted Express

Services will operate between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport from 7am. until 23:00.

– Thameslink

Services will be split north and south, with nothing between London St Pancras and London Bridge.

– TransPennine Express

A reduced timetable will be running on these routes only: between Huddersfield and York, Manchester Airport and Preston and Cleethorpes and Sheffield.

– Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales is not involved in the industrial action, but some of its services will be extremely busy due to reduced services by other operators.

West Midlands Railway

A limited timetable will only run on these routes: between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch/Bromsgrove via Birmingham New Street and between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton via local stations.

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