Passengers urged to plan ahead as London Northwestern Railway confirms strike timetables

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Friday, July 22, 2022 - 10:30
Passengers urged to plan ahead as London Northwestern Railway confirms strike timetables

London Northwestern Railway (LNR) is urging passengers to plan their travel in advance ahead of two separate days of strike action next week.

On Wednesday 27 July, a very limited service will be in operation due to strike action by members of the RMT union. Passengers are advised to only travel if essential as trains will only run between 7.30am and 6.30pm on a small number of routes – full details below.

On Saturday 30 July there will no service on any London Northwestern Railway route due to strike action by members of driver union ASLEF. Passengers will not be able to travel with LNR as a result. Capacity on other operators will be significantly reduced and passengers should only travel if other transport options are not available and their journey is essential.

Jonny Wiseman, LNR customer experience director, said: “It is very disappointing that these planned strikes are set to cause significant disruption to our customers.

“On both affected dates customers should only travel if their journey is essential and they have no means of transport available to them.

“On Saturday 30 July, the extent of the strike action means there will be no London Northwestern Railway services at all and customers with essential reasons to travel will need to use alternative modes of transport.

“People holding advance tickets for travel on the affected dates can use them on alternative dates or return them to their point of purchase for a refund.”

Routes with a limited service on Wednesday 27 July from 7.30am to 6.30pm are:

  • Northampton – London Euston – 2 trains per hour
  • Birmingham – Northampton – 1 train per hour
  • Birmingham – Crewe – 1 train per hour

No LNR trains will run on any other route, including London Euston-Crewe, Birmingham-Liverpool, St Albans Abbey-Watford Junction and Bedford-Bletchley.

Some minor disruption to services on the morning of Thursday 28 July is expected due to displacement of trains.

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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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