Northern issues 'do not travel' advice to passengers in first week of January due to strikes

Train operator Northern has urged passengers not to travel in the first week of January due to impending strikes.
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Unions RMT and Aslef are going on strike next week and will expect to bring train services to a halt from January 3 to 7. Northern has issued further ‘do not travel’ advice to passengers across the North.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “This is a most regrettable start to 2023 and we can only apologise to our customers whose return to work from the holidays will be disrupted by the action by the RMT and ASLEF.

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“For many, Monday 9 January will be their first experience of our new timetable – which went live in December and includes an additional 3,000 services a week across our network. As such, we’re encouraging everyone to use the new ‘Check My Timetable’ feature on our website to see the changes specific to their local station.”

The RMT is staging two 48-hour walkouts on January 3 and 4 and 6 and 7, while Aslef members are striking on January 5.

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