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Train drivers represented by trade union ASLEF announced strike action on 16 train operators including EMR and LNER

Sixteen rail companies will be affected by a three day strike starting from tomorrow (Friday, April 5).

Members of the train driver’s union Aslef announced a strike action, due to affect thousands of trains across the country from tomorrow until Monday (April 8).

The strike will be coupled with a ban on overtime from today (Thursday, April 4) until Saturday (April 6) and again from Monday (April 8) until Tuesday (April 9), resulting on short notice cancellations and alterations.

Train strikes to disturb weekend travels
Train strikes to disturb weekend travels

It will affect the rail operators on the following days:

• Friday April 5: Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway

• Saturday April 6: Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express, LNER, Northern and TransPennine Express

• Monday April 8: c2c, Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express), Great Northern, Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern, Gatwick Express and South Western Railway (including Island Line)

On the days when full strike action is taking place, it is likely to result in little or no services across large areas of the network operated by the affected train companies

Services are also likely to be disrupted and start later on the day immediately following a full strike day.

Passengers are warned to expect significant disruption and advised to plan ahead and check before they travel.

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