London Northwestern Railway urges passengers to only travel if essential on Saturday

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Friday, June 24, 2022 - 11:44
London Northwestern Railway urges passengers to only travel if essential on Saturday

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being reminded to only travel by rail if essential tomorrow (Saturday) as industrial action continues to impact services.

Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) announced their intention to strike on Saturday 25 June, their third day of industrial action this week.

With summer events and festivals taking place across the country and warm weather forecast, passengers are being urged to consider alternative methods of transport as a very limited train service will be in operation. Those services which do run will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm only, meaning final departures for longer-distance journeys such as Birmingham-London will be mid-afternoon.

Jonny Wiseman, LNR customer experience director, said:

“A very limited service will be running on Saturday due to this week’s industrial action. We strongly urge passengers to find alternate modes of transport and only travel if their journey is essential.

“We thank all passengers for their patience and understanding whilst we have been operating a reduced service this week.”

Services on Sunday morning are starting later than usual as the strike action means some trains will not be in the right place overnight. Passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel.

Normal service on the railway is expected to resume on Monday 27 June.

For further information including timetables, passengers should visit

For up to date train times, see National Rail Enquiries.


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West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast Main Line to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.

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