Further misery for rail commuters across north of England with two more days of strike action

Northern will be unable to operate any services on two dates next week as a result of the latest strike action by the ASLEF and RMT unions.
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The train operator has described the situation a “fresh disappointment” for customers.

ASLEF and RMT members employed in the role of train drivers will strike on Wednesday February 1 and Friday February 3, bringing all Northern services across the region to a halt.

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Since the last industrial action came to an end in early January, Northern has been operating its new ‘December 22’ timetable - which brought with it extra services across its network and has seen cancellations reduced for both on the day and planned cancellations.

A Northern train approaches the station.A Northern train approaches the station.
A Northern train approaches the station.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, apologies and said: “Our new timetable, which is fully resourced and agreed with the trade unions, was designed to give our operations an increased resilience – and in the first few weeks of it operating, early signs are suggesting it is doing just that.”

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