Rail strikes today: which rail connections are cancelled?

Strikes continue today and rail services across the country will be severely impacted

Saturday June 25 is the third day of planned strike action by members of the Rail, Shipping and Transport Union (RMT) and services across the country will be affected.

The first series of strikes took place on June 21 and the second on June 23, causing significant travel disruption. Today is the last day of the planned strike action.

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Railway companies have asked people to avoid traveling by train today if possible, with the measures expected to last 24 hours.

Around 40,000 union members are expected to take part in the strike action and only a fifth of the services will be operational as 13 rail operators are affected.

Temple Meads train station opened at 7am on Monday due to the rail strikes, it normally opens at 4.30am.

What services are canceled on Saturday?

Many lower priority rail routes are not served at all.

Many coastal towns across the country will be without services during the strike action – including Bournemouth, Blackpool, Margate, Llandudno and Skegness.

In addition, services further north than Glasgow and Edinburgh will not operate and most lines in Wales will also be closed.

Traffic on the main routes only runs between 7:30am and 6:30pm, so all train services outside of these times will be cancelled.

With passenger services typically starting around 5am to 6am and continuing past midnight, the limited service on the main routes will also cause significant disruption.

Which train connections run on Saturday?

During the strike action, services will mostly be limited to the main routes (roughly half of the routes in the UK).

The main routes only operate between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

How do I check if my train is running?

It is highly recommended to check before travel whether the service required for the trip is still available before setting off.

The best thing to do in the morning of your trip is to check with National Rail’s journey planner to make sure the train you want to travel on is still running.

You can also check directly with the travel provider you use.

Will there be any delays on Sunday?

It is likely that there will be some disruption on Sunday 26th June although there will be no strikes.

Some services will start later on Sunday and run at a reduced service.

Chiltern, East Midlands Railway, Elizabeth Line, Great Northern and Southern have all said Sunday services will be affected by Saturday’s strikes.

Why are there strikes?

Britain’s railways’ biggest strike in 30 years took place this week – and it comes because workers have concerns about job security, working conditions and pay.

The RMT calls for a salary increase of at least 7%, resulting in nearly 10% inflation.

They were offered a 3% salary increase, but with the proviso that they have to accept new working conditions.

RMT General Secretary Mich Lynch will appear on BBC Question Time to answer questions about the ongoing rail strikes. (Image credit: Getty Images)

“RMT members are leading the way for all workers in this country who are fed up with a mix of big corporate profits and government policies cutting their wages and working conditions.”

Could there be more strikes?

Downing Street has urged RMT to call off the strikes as soon as possible – but that is unlikely if talks continue to collapse.

Lynch said he will be speaking to union members to see if and when further strikes are needed.

He told BBC Breakfast: “If we don’t reach an agreement, it is very likely that there will be.”

In addition, members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) are voting on a strike by early July.

If TSSA members vote to strike, CrossCountry, LNER, c2c, Avanti West Coast, Northern, East Midlands Railway and West Midlands Trains will be affected.

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