Rail strike 28 April 2017 - Northern trains

Rail strike 8 April 2017 - Northern trains - advice

Industrial action planned for 28 April 2017 is expected to cause significant disruption to rail services provided by operator Northern.

The 24-hour strike runs between midnight Thursday and midnight Friday.

Why is the strike happening?

Arriva Rail North employees are striking in response to Northern’s plan to modernise the region’s rail services and the changes Northern need to make to the role of conductors in the future.

Revised rail services

To help keep customers moving during the planned industrial action, Northern will run revised train timetables on Saturday 8 April. These are the only Northern services that will run and it is expected that they will be extremely busy.

Alternative rail routes, buses, trams and roads in South Yorkshire may also be busier than usual on the day of the strike as passengers alter journey plans. As a consequence, journey times are expected to be longer. Please give yourself extra time to travel and consider whether your journey is necessary.

Revised Northern services will generally not start before 7am and will finish before 7pm.

If your station is not serviced by a train or rail replacement bus, you may be able to catch an existing local bus service.

Passenger information

  • For up to date information about Northern’s industrial action, revised train timetables and replacement buses please visit northernrailway.co.uk/industrial-action
  • Plan alternative journeys by local public transport at travelsouthyorkshire.com, Twitter @TSYalerts, visiting a Travel South Yorkshire interchange or by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
  • Northern staff will be present at train stations to answer any questions
  • Travel information regarding The Grand National can be found at merseyrail.org

Planning ahead

To help support employees affected by the industrial action you can:

  • Encourage staff to plan their journey to work in advance and to check before they travel
  • Raise awareness of alternative modes of public transport to your workplace
  • Promote employee car sharing and car park facilities in your local area
  • Offer flexible working and recommend that staff utilise your ‘work from home’ policy on the strike day

If you would like any further information or support with journey planning please get in touch.