Rail strike timetable: impact on services

The latest updates on which services are running or being canceled as travelers prepare for a week of rail disruption

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The 21st, 23rd and 25th June strikes will affect routes in England, Scotland and Wales and are expected to have a significant impact on services throughout the week.

Network Rail has announced that half of all lines will be completely closed on strike days, with disruptions across the network on the days in between.

How are the timetables influenced?

Half of lines across the country will be closed on strike days, with just a fifth of services expected to operate, starting no earlier than 6.30am and ending at 7.30pm.

Significant disruptions to services are also expected on the days between the strikes. Some operators are offering Sunday services on lines 22, 24 and 26, while others have canceled certain trains and warned of possible last-minute timetable changes.

A focus has been placed on intercity and major urban routes across the country.

Map showing open routes during strike days, June 2022 (Map: Network Rail)

Services between London and Leeds will continue to operate; Newcastle; Birmingham; Manchester; Liverpool; Sheffield; Nottingham; Bristol; Brighton; Norwich and Southampton but services start later and end earlier.

England to Scotland lines will remain open but services will be severely restricted as the last London to Edinburgh train departs at 2pm. Services between the two Scottish cities will also continue, but there will be no services on routes north of the two cities.

Only a handful of lines remain open in Wales, including the main Cardiff to Bristol line and parts of the South Wales Valleys lines.

Every rail operator will be affected by the strike, even if their employees aren’t part of the action as Network Rail workers striking control signals across the country.

A full emergency timetable is available on the National Rail Inquiries website and individual operators have full details of all services affected, but key services affected on strike days include:

Services from London Euston to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston run every hour. No services to North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh. Trains do not stop at Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent or Runcorn.

Two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon and the same frequency from London Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham. There are no trains via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.

All departures are canceled between Monday and Friday.

One train per hour runs via High Wycombe to Banbury, Aylesbury and between Aylesbury and Amersham (except Tuesdays). On Tuesday, the services will not be able to call stations operated by London Underground. There are no trains north of Banbury, to Oxford or via Amersham to Aylesbury during the three days.

A “very limited service” is said to operate between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth and Birmingham New Street and Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley. One train per hour between Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly, Leicester, Leeds and York and Reading. There are no services to Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Peterborough, Cambridge or Stansted Airport from Birmingham New Street.

On most routes there is one train per hour in each direction. Services operate between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

On strike days, three trains will run in each direction.

A maximum of two trains per hour will operate between King’s Cross and Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage via Hertford North.

No services in Cornwall and Devon and on the South Wales, Heart of Wessex, Severn Beach, North Cotswolds and South Cotswolds main lines. On other routes there will be an “extremely limited service” operating between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

There will be a maximum of two trains per hour on London routes, excluding regional or branch lines.

Trains only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

London North East Railway

About 38% of the usual trains will operate. The last train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh departs at 14:00, while the last train to Leeds departs at 15:05. The last train from Edinburgh to London is at 12:30pm, the last departure from Leeds is at 3:45pm.

London North West Railway

Two trains per hour between London Euston and Northampton and one per hour between Birmingham New Street and Northampton. There are no trains between London Euston and Crewe.

On strike days there will be no train service and no rail replacement buses

‘Very limited’ number of trains on the few lines running, including Leeds to: York; Somehow; Skipton; Sheffield and Bradford.

Two trains an hour between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk. There are no trains north of Glasgow or Edinburgh on strike days.

Four trains per hour between London Waterloo and Woking and two per hour between London Waterloo and Basingstoke.

Most routes will be closed and a “greatly reduced” service will operate on the Dartford line, the high-speed St Pancras to Ashford line and the Orpington line.

Two trains per hour run from London Bridge and London Victoria to south-east London and the coast. Trains will operate on the Brighton Mainline to London Bridge and London Victoria, with additional trains from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Sutton and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Two trains per hour run on both the north and south lines. No trains between London St. Pancras and London Bridge.

One train per hour on Manchester to York routes, one every two hours between Preston-Manchester Airport and Sheffield-Cleethorpes. Two trains per day between Edinburgh and Newcastle. Yarm, Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, Selby, Brough and Hull stations will be closed entirely.

A reduced service will operate between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil on Tuesday and Thursday, with replacement buses between Radyr and Cardiff Central. There will be limited service between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Pontypridd, with replacement buses running between Radyr and Cardiff Central on Saturday.

Most services cancelled. Maximum two trains per hour on the Lichfield Trent Valley line to Bromsgrove, one per hour on Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton and Birmingham International.

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