Extremely limited trains at Leeds station during rail strikes

 Thursday, September 29, 2022 


Rail passengers should plan ahead and only travel by train if necessary on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October. Amid national strike action, an extremely limited special timetable will run between 7:30am and 6:30pm.

For the first time since strikes began, RMT and ASLEF will strike on the same day resulting in the lowest service level since strikes began this Saturday (1 October).

During the three days of industrial action, less than 5% of normal services will run in and out of Leeds station. It means that Yorkshire’s busiest station will only be open between 7am and 7pm, with the Southern Entrance closed completely.

Across the region services will be severely reduced, and many routes will be shut altogether, including lines between:

There will be a knock-on impact on the days after strikes as workers return to their duties, so passengers should continue to check their journey via National Rail throughout the week.

Thousands of specially-trained back-up staff will step up to support the network during the walkout – which has been called by multiple rail trade unions – to keep as many vital freight and passenger services running as possible.

Matt Rice, North and East Route Director for Network Rail, said: “I’d like to apologise to passengers for the limited service and reduced opening hours we’re able to offer as union members strike.

“The best advice we have is to plan ahead and only travel by train if it’s necessary. Anyone who chooses to travel should check their journey, know their last train home and unfortunately, expect significant disruption.”

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