Friday 11 Jan 2019
Passengers warned of very busy trains this Saturday due to strike action
- London North Western
Rail passengers in the north are being warned of busier-than-usual trains this Saturday.
Continuing RMT strike action means most Northern services won’t run after 5pm. Other operators’ services will be busier.
Passengers - especially those travelling in and out Manchester Piccadilly - are being offered three top travel tips:
- Plan your journey
- Check before you travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk
- Know the times of your trains home
A spokesperson for Network Rail added: “We are expecting trains and stations in Manchester to be very busy again this weekend so are urging passengers to be prepared.
“Most Northern services will stop running after 5pm on Saturday due to RMT strike action, meaning other operators’ trains will be busier than usual.
“We therefore urge train customers to check before you travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk, plan your journeys in advance, and know the times of your trains home.
“Network Rail and train companies are working as one team to get people from A to B as safety and swiftly as possible.”
Extra staff will be on hand at Manchester Piccadilly station on Saturday to help passengers safely make their journeys to and from the station.
For information on the Northern strike visit: www.northernrailway.co.uk/strike.
To plan and check journeys visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
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