Commuters will face another day of travel disruption with more rail strikes planned on 8 October – bringing a halt to many services as a long-running dispute over pay and conditions continues.
Train operators have been advising customers who plan to use the rail network on the strike days – which have already taken place on 1 October and 5 October in a dispute over pay and conditions – to make regular checks before they set off amid likely further changes to services.
The next day of action is planned for Saturday 8 October.
Here are the lines and times affected.
East Midlands Railway – Services will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm only.
Great Western Railway – Limited service with services starting later and finishing earlier. More details published nearer the time.
Avanti West Coast – only travel if necessary.
LNER – No trains north of Newcastle. And there will be no London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverley services in either direction. Limited services between London and Newcastle, York and Leeds.
CrossCountry – a “significantly reduced” timetable.
TransPennine Express – “very limited service on some lines” with customers advised to travel only “if journeys are essential”. The company will continue to provide further updates “as soon as possible”.
Greater Anglia – firm repeats its earlier advice to “avoid travelling” and that services will be “severely reduced and disrupted”. Most routes “won’t have trains or bus replacements for them”, it adds.
c2c – “significant disruption expected on all lines” with a reduced service between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
Chiltern Railways – “significantly reduced timetable is expected to run”.
Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express – more information will be provided “in the coming days”.
West Midlands Railway – a “significantly reduced service” will run from 7.30am to 6.30pm.
Southeastern – customers told to only travel “if necessary”. A limited service, but “some routes” will be closed.
Northern – “very limited” services will run and customers are being advised not to travel.
South Western Railway – operator says it will “issue information about the service we hope to be able to run” in due course.
There will also be some disruption to London Overground, Tube and Elizabeth line services
There will be limited services between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone between 8am and 6pm – the rest of the line will run as normal.
There will be a limited service between 7.15am and 6.30pm between Richmond and Turnham Green, and no service between Wimbledon and Earls Court due to planned works, but the rest of the line will run as normal.
West – There will be a reduced service between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow, with trains operating between 7.40am and 5.14pm. There will be only two trains per hour each to Reading and Heathrow Terminal 4.
Central – Normal service between Paddington and Abbey Wood until 5.45pm – a reduced service thereafter.
East – Only two trains per hour between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, with services only running from 7.30am to 5.30pm.
The Night Overground service for Friday 7 October will stop running at 4am on Saturday 8 October. There will be no service between 4am and 8am, or after 6pm. Services will also be reduced between 8am and 6pm.
Disruption to Tube and rail services are likely to continue into Sunday morning.