Train strikes 2022: what trains are running today?

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Passengers were told not to “try to travel” during the planned strike action.

Britain is preparing for another train strike on July 30.

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For the fifth day of strikes in two months, 5,500 workers from eight rail companies will go on strike over disputes over pay, working conditions and job security.

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Passengers must expect a greatly reduced service as some routes are completely canceled.

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There are concerns about how this will affect the Commonwealth Games, which started on July 28 and are set to be caught up in the disruption.

Here’s everything you need to know about which routes are affected.

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Are there trains today?

Trains are running today, but due to the strike action, many are seeing significantly reduced service.

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More rail strikes are planned for August (Image: Getty Images)

There will be more disruptions this weekend, with more strikes planned.

When is the next rail strike?

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The next rail strike is this weekend on Saturday 30 July.

Train strikes have led to a complete halt to rail service this week (Image: Getty Images)

Led by the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (Aslef), eight train companies will disembark and provide travelers with a severely limited service.

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In a statement on the planned strike action, Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, said workers had not received a pay rise since 2019.

Whelan said the staff: “Want an increase in line with the cost of living – we want to be able to buy in 2022 what we were able to buy in 2021 – for those members – who, you’ll recall, the people.” goods that have been key in moving workers and goods across the country during the pandemic.”

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Further rail strikes are planned for August 13, 18 and 20.

Who is on strike on July 30?

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A total of eight rail companies are on strike on Saturday 30 July and over 5,500 workers are expected to go on strike.

The strike coincides with the Commonwealth Games, which are to be held in Birmingham and which are due to feature swimming, athletics and gymnastics events.

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These are the rail companies going on strike on July 30:

  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Hull trains
  • LNER
  • London North West Railway
  • London uplands
  • southeast
  • West Midlands Railway

Which rail services were affected by strikes this week?

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Here are the rail companies affected by strikes:

Avanti West Coast operates on a reduced timetable which you can find here here.

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Although they are not taking part in strike action this weekend, they are still dealing with delays due to the July 27th strike.

c2c operated a reduced service, you can check the timetable here.

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Chiltern has told customers they will be offering normal service on July 30 but there could be delays due to the strike.

More information on the strike can be found on their website here.

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CrossCountry has advised customers to expect further delays on July 28th.

They will offer a normal service on July 30, but expect delays due to the strike and will not stop at the university station.

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More information on the strike can be found on their website here.

East Midlands is operating reduced service on July 28, with disruptions expected throughout the day.

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More information on the strike can be found on their website here.

The Elizabeth Line operated reduced service during the July 27 strike action, with minimal service on July 28, with normal service expected to return after midday.

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On 30 July the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Abbey Wood will not be served due to planned works.

All Gatwick Express trains were canceled on July 27, with trains running on Sunday services on July 28.

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Gatwick Express is not taking part in the July 30 strike action but commuters are being advised there may be delays in the start of the strike.

Trains depart from 7:00 a.m. on July 28 and run on Sundays.

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They will not be taking part in the strike on July 30, but delays in services are expected.

More information on the strike can be found on their website here.

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Train service will be suspended on July 28, with normal operations expected to return on July 29.

Great Western Railway will take part in strike action on July 30th and is advising customers to make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

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Limited service is operated on these routes:

  • Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  • Reading to Oxford
  • Reading to Basingstoke

No other GWR services will operate on July 30, with the suspension expected to continue on July 31.

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Visit the GWR website for more information here.

Greater Anglia will join the strike action on July 30th.

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They have advised passengers not to travel and that service will be “severely restricted and disrupted”.

Limited service is operated on these routes:

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  • Norwich and Colchester to London’s Liverpool Street
  • Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  • Stansted Express

There will be delays on July 31 as services start later than usual.

You can read more about the strike action on their website here.

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Hull Trains will join the strike action on July 30th.

All services are canceled with the exception of one to and from London King’s Cross.

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There will be more delays and cancellations on July 31, with the 10:49 and 17:48 from London King’s Cross and the 14:36 ​​from Hull not operating.

You can read more about the strike action on their website here.

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LNER will join the strike action on July 30th.

There will be no services north of Edinburgh Waverley or Leeds, with limited services to London King’s Cross.

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Connections are expected to experience delays on July 31, with normal service expected to return on August 1.

You can read more about the strike action on their website here.

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London Overground will join the strike action on July 30th.

There will be significant disruption as all services are cancelled.

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There will also be no night traffic in the Oberland on the evening of July 30th and in the early morning hours of July 31st.

While there will be reduced schedules on the Elizabeth Line, operations are expected to return to normal by the afternoon of July 31st.

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Visit the Transport for London website for more information here.

London North West Railway

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London Northwestern will join the strike action on July 30th.

As a result, no London Northwestern Railway or West Midlands Railway services will operate.

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You can read more about the strike action on their website here.

Northern is not participating in the forthcoming strike action but delays are expected on July 30th.

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South Western is not taking part in the July 30 strike action, but passengers have been told to expect delays in onward travel.

Southeastern will participate in the July 30 strike action.

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As a result, no services will be operated and the operator is asking passengers “not to attempt to travel”.

More information on the strike can be found on their website here.

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As a result of the strike, Southern will hold a Sunday service on July 28th.

They are not taking part in the July 30th strike, but delays to all services are expected.

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West Midlands will join the strike action on July 30th.

No services will be operational and people attending the Commonwealth Games are advised to seek alternative routes.

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You can read more about the strike action on their website here.

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