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RAIL STRIKES: Fresh strike action will affect Gedling borough trains AGAIN next week

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Rail passengers in Gedling borough will face disruption next week – with another round of strike action leading to cancellations across the county.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has said it will be unable to run any services on Wednesday, May 8, due to industrial action by ASLEF.

ASLEF Union members will also be taking part in an overtime ban between Monday, 6 and Saturday, May 11.

The train firm said they plan to run a normal timetable during these dates, however there is a possibility of short notice cancellations and alterations.

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On Tuesday, 7 May, EMR Connect services are likely to be busier and customers may face extended journey times – this is due to strike action affecting Thameslink services.

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EMR will be operating an amended timetable with a different stopping pattern between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield on Thursday, 9 May. They said this is to better accommodate the number of customers it is expecting to use this route – as strike action will affect other train operating companies that normally operate on it. 

Will Rogers, Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, said: “This approach from the ASLEF union means different parts of the network and different train operating companies are affected at different times. 

“Unfortunately we cannot run any services on Wednesday, May 8. However, during the days affected by action short of strike we plan to run a normal timetable. 

“Customers are advised to check our website to understand how their whole journey is affected before setting off and expect possible disruption or late notice cancellations.”

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More information regarding the strikes can be found here: https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/rail-strike 

Strikes affect on EMR services

Monday, May 6 – Overtime ban

EMR is planning to run a normal timetable on Monday, May 6 however, there could be short-notice alterations and cancellations.

Tuesday, 7 May – Overtime ban

EMR is planning to run a normal timetable on Tuesday, May 7 however, there could be short-notice alterations and cancellations.

Strike action is also taking place on c2c, Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express), Great Northern, Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern, Gatwick Express and South Western Railway (including Island Line).

Due to strike action taking place on Thameslink, our Connect services are likely to be busier on this day and you may face extended journey times.

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Wednesday, 8 May 

No EMR services.

Strike action is also taking place on Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express, London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway.

Thursday, May 9 – Overtime ban

EMR is planning to run a normal timetable on Thursday, May 9, however, there could be short-notice alterations and cancellations.

The train firm said it is is expecting to operate the planned timetable, however, trains are subject to short-notice alternations and cancellations.

Friday, May 10 – Overtime Ban

EMR is planning to run a normal timetable on Friday, 10 May however, there could be short-notice alterations and cancellations.

Saturday, May 11 – Overtime Ban

EMR is planning to run a normal timetable on Saturday, 11 May however, there could be short-notice alterations and cancellations.

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