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Rail passengers warned to expect ‘severely reduced’ services amid further strikes

by LLB staff reporter
25th May 23 1:29 pm

Commuters are being warned to expect that rail services will be “severely reduced” and members of the drivers union are set to strike.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will strike on 2 June and members of the drivers union Aslef are to walk out on 31 May and 3 June.

A Rail Delivery Group spokesperson said: “The upcoming rail strikes called by the Aslef and RMT leadership will not only affect our passengers’ daily commute, but will also impact those travelling from to the FA Cup final and other events across the country, causing disappointment and frustration for tens of thousands of people.

“It will also inconvenience families who have been looking forward and have planned their half-term holidays.

“It will also further burden our people who have already lost thousands of pounds at a time of financial strain.

“We understand the impact of these strikes on individuals and businesses alike, and we can only apologise for this unnecessary and damaging disruption.

“While we are doing all we can to keep trains running, unfortunately there will be reduced train services between Wednesday May 31 and Saturday June 3, so our advice is to check before you travel.

“Passengers with Advance tickets can be refunded fee-free if the train that the ticket is booked for is cancelled, delayed or rescheduled.”

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