Scarborough commuters warned of bank holiday disruption to TransPennine train services

Rail customers are being advised to avoid travel by train this bank holiday weekend ahead of strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT).

By Duncan Atkins
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 3:14 pm

There will be major disruption to TransPennine Express (TPE) services on both Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, and customers are being urged to travel either side of the weekend instead.

The rail operator will only be running a small number of services during this time and anyone making an essential journey should plan ahead, check carefully and allow extra time when travelling as trains will be very busy and changes and cancellations are likely.

Network Rail will also be carrying out major engineering work across the weekend, including on bank holiday Monday (May 2), which will mean fewer trains and some bus replacements will be in place.

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A TransPennine Express train service picture: Jonny Walton.

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“We are saddened and disappointed that this disruption will mean we are unable to get our customers to where they want to be this bank holiday weekend.”

Further information about the disruption, including the services TPE is planning to operate this weekend can be found here.

Ticket acceptance is in place with Northern, Avanti West Coast (between Wigan and Carlisle), CrossCountry (between Leeds and Edinburgh), East Midlands Railway (between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield), Lumo (between Newcastle and Edinburgh), LNER (on Sunday only between York and Edinburgh), ScotRail, Hull Trains (between Hull and Doncaster) and Transport for Wales services. Ticket acceptance is also in place for FirstBus services in West Yorkshire for customers who may need to use a bus service to complete a rail journey.

Some exclusions will apply and full details are available via the TPE website.

Strikes by RMT are planned to take place on Sundays up to and including June 5, and on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5.