Train strikes to cause travel chaos in December

By Chloe Brewster

30th Nov 2023 | Local News

RMT union members have voted to to accept a pay deal, but ASLEF have not followed suit (Photo Credit: ASLEF union)
RMT union members have voted to to accept a pay deal, but ASLEF have not followed suit (Photo Credit: ASLEF union)

C2c and Greater Anglia trains are likely to be affected.

Following the announcement from the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF), strike action is planned from December 1 to 9.

Greater Anglia services

Greater Anglia services will be impacted from December 1 to 9, with many service alterations and a strike day.

Service alterations from Friday 1 to Monday 4 will result in some cancelled services due to action called by the ASLEF union.

All trains on Sunday December 3 from Wickford to Southminster have been cancelled, as well as Manningtree to Harwich, Ipswich to Felixtowe, and Marks Tey to Sudbury.

Tuesday 5 is a strike day, resulting in no services running on regional lines.

Several other Greater Anglia lines will be running on a reduced schedule. 

On Wednesday 6 all trains will start later than usual, and Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 there may be some cancelled services.

Find more information on this, here.

C2c services

There will be no c2c trains running on Tuesday 5, and a severely reduced service on Saturday 2, Sunday 3 and Saturday 9.

There be a reduced peak time services every day between Friday 1 to Friday 8.

For more information, go to the c2c website.

Mark Goodall, CrossCountry's Service Delivery Director, said: " We're sorry to customers impacted by this latest round of industrial action. While we're working hard to run as many services as possible over these days, there is likely to be significant disruption for people planning to travel – especially on Sunday 3 December.

"I'd ask customers to check their whole journey before setting off, especially if travelling later in the day. Customers can visit the CrossCountry website or National Rail Enquiries for the latest travel information."

Full details on service levels are available, here.


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