No train service in Gedling borough for railway strike

East Midlands Railway say only a select number of trains from Nottingham will be operational during the strike action next week

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The largest train strike in more than 30 years will see no train service from stations in Gedling borough for most of next week.

East Midlands Railway say only a select number of trains will be operational during the strike action next Tuesday (21) Thursday (23) and Saturday (25).

A limited number of regional services will operate during the strikes and these are as follows:

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham (Stopping Service)
  • One Train per Hour between Nottingham and Sheffield.
  • All other lines of route will be closed and Rail Replacement Bus (RRB) services will not be provided.

This means trains that would normally operate from Carlton, Burton Joyce and Netherfield will be affected.

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A spokesman for East Midlands Railway said: “The RMT union has confirmed its members will be taking strike action on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022.

“As a result, we will be operating a significantly reduced service on these dates. We ask customers to only travel by rail if necessary. If you do decide to travel, plan ahead and leave extra time for disruption and short notice changes.

“This includes the days between strikes as we will be running a reduced level of service and expect some disruption to the advertised service levels, particularly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.”

More than 40,000 staff at Network Rail and 13 train operators are expected to walk out next week on 21, 23 and 25 June in a dispute over pay and redundancies.

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Network Rail said the six days of disruption are due to the impact on services on the days in between the strike.

It has advised that passengers “who must travel” are urged to “plan ahead” to ensure they can complete their journeys within this window.

Network Rail said it wants to cut between 1,500 and 2,000 frontline jobs in a bid to reduce costs, improve safety and boost productivity.

Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive said: “Talks have not progressed as far as I had hoped and so we must prepare for a needless national rail strike and the damaging impact it will have”.

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