TRAIN operators have revealed how this week’s rail strikes will affect customers.
On Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20, only a fifth of normal traffic will operate and half of the lines will be closed.
Trains will only run between 7.30am and 6.30pm on both strike days and later than normal on the following mornings.
Here’s a breakdown of each operator’s schedule for Thursday and Saturday:
Much of the network will be shut down.
Trains will operate on the Brighton Mainline to London Bridge and London Victoria, with additional trains from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Sutton and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.
There will be significantly fewer trains than usual.
Services are split north and south, with no service between London St Pancras and London Bridge.
Services are suspended. Passengers traveling to or from Gatwick Airport can use the Southern and Thameslink trains.
Just 44 stations out of 180 will be open, with the vast majority of the network in Kent and East Sussex closed.
The high speed line to Ashford International will be open.
Two trains per hour run between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport on Thursday.
Details were not released for Saturday.
A full service operates but only between 7:30am and 6:10pm.
London North East Railway
Thursday: Just two trains per hour will operate between Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, and one per hour covering part of the route.
Saturday: There is just one train per hour between Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, and two trains per hour on part of the route.
London North West Railway
A limited service will operate to and from Birmingham New Street and both Crewe and London Euston.
Other routes will be closed.
Avanti West Coast
The operator has been running a reduced timetable since Sunday, as many drivers no longer work voluntarily for an extra charge on their rest days.
On strike days, there is one train per hour in both directions between London Euston and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston respectively.
A limited service will operate to Glasgow.
Several areas such as Blackpool, Edinburgh, North Wales and Shrewsbury are not served.
It will offer less than a third of normal services.
These consist of two trains per hour in each direction between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness via Laindon and the same frequency between London Fenchurch Street and Pitsea via Rainham.
There are no trains via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.
All departures are canceled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.
Thursday: There are no trains north of Banbury or to/from Oxford Station.
There will be one train per hour in both directions between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via High Wycombe; Banbury; and Oxford Parkway.
The same frequency will operate between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham.
Saturday: No trains will be running north of High Wycombe or Aylesbury due to the combination of proposed road works and the strike.
There will be two trains per hour in each direction between London Marylebone and High Wycombe and one train per hour between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via Amersham.
Thursday: There are no direct services between Birmingham and Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, Peterborough and Stansted airports.
Very limited service is planned between Birmingham and Bristol; Edinburgh via Leeds, York and Newcastle; Leicester; Manchester; and Southampton via Reading.
Saturday: There are no direct services between Birmingham and Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, Peterborough and Stansted Airport.
A very limited service is planned from Birmingham to Manchester and Southampton and from Derby to Edinburgh via Leeds, York and Newcastle.
East Midlands Railway
Only one train per hour will operate in each direction between London St Pancras and Nottingham and Sheffield; and between Derby and Matlock and Nottingham.
There will also be one hourly service between Nottingham and Leicester on Thursday, but not on Saturday.
All other routes will be closed.
Only three trains in each direction will operate between London King’s Cross and Northallerton and Wakefield Kirkgate.
There will be very few trains with no services east of Ely to King’s Lynn.
Great Western Railway
There will be no services on many routes, such as all routes in Cornwall, branch lines in Devon, between Cardiff and Swansea and between Bath and Portsmouth.
On strike days, the company does not run any trains on its regional and branch lines.
Very limited service is offered on some routes to and from London Liverpool Street.
Trains will only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross, five in each direction.
A reduced timetable applies between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh.
Limited service is offered.
There are no trains between Chester and Rock Ferry or Ellesmere Port and Rock Ferry.
Passengers are being asked not to “travel” as only a few routes will have trains running.
Routes that will be open include Liverpool to Manchester; Manchester to Alderley Edge; York to Leeds; and Leeds to Sheffield.
Trains only run across the Central Belt, Fife and the Borders.
A “very limited service” will only operate between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Southampton, Windsor and Woking.
There will be very limited service as only these routes are open: Manchester Airport to Preston; Manchester Piccadilly to York; Newcastle to Edinburgh; and Cleethorpes to Sheffield.
Transportation for Wales
Most lines will be closed.
An hourly service will operate between Cardiff and Newport, with limited trains elsewhere.
West Midlands Railway
A limited service operates only between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch/Bromsgrove via Birmingham New Street; Crewe and Birmingham New Street via Wolverhampton; and Birmingham New Street and London Euston via Northampton.
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