Scarborough rail commuters again urged to avoid TransPennine Express services on day of fresh union strikes

Scarborough's rail commuters are again being asked to avoid travel on TransPennine Express (TPE) services this on Sunday May 22, with another strike by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union set to take place.

By Duncan Atkins
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 11:22 am
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2022, 11:25 am

The planned action will cause major disruption to rail services across the North and into Scotland, with anyone intending to travel by TPE train urged to plan ahead.

The train company is recommending people avoid travel on Sunday May 22 and travel either side of this date instead, with only a limited train service in operation.

Those planning on using TPE services to travel to a major event, such as one of the Premier League football games taking place on Sunday, are urged to seek alternative travel.

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A TransPennine Express Nova train,

Customers who need to make an essential journey by train should plan very carefully and check the services TPE is intending to run on the day.

Bikes will not be permitted on board TPE services on the strike day and anyone that does travel any available service should check before they travel and allow plenty of extra time as these trains will be very busy.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience Director for TransPennine Express, said: “Further strike action by RMT is set to disrupt customers journeys again on Sunday 22 May.

“While we are planning to run some trains on the day, this will only be a very small amount and we are asking customers to avoid travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.”

Ticket acceptance has been put in place with other train operators for Sunday which are: Northern, Avanti West Coast (between Wigan and Carlisle), CrossCountry (between Leeds and Edinburgh), East Midlands Railway, 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.

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