Travelling during the strikes
We have produced timetables for Monday – Friday services between 2 and 20 December that are available here, as well as the service summaries and timetables for Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December and Christmas Eve. We are busy working on the remaining weekend and Christmas service summaries.
While we will again be calling on our team of contingency guards to keep services running, the prolonged nature of this industrial action means we have had to adjust our normal strike timetables to reflect this. As a result:
- We expect to run more than half of our normal Monday to Friday services, prioritising capacity during peak periods, with the same level of peak services as in previous strikes
- Peak services will be much busier than normal and we may have to introduce queuing at a number of our busiest stations
- Services will finish earlier than normal at around 23:00
- Off-peak frequencies may be reduced
- Buses will replace trains on some routes, with ticket acceptance with other operators on others
We have produced a route map to make it easier to see how your route will be affected. To receive further updates and service information, sign up to our strike alerts.
The week of Christmas itself (w/b 23 December) is likely to have a different timetable with services finishing earlier, and as is always the case no trains run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
We have also pulled together some frequently asked questions which we hope will help you plan your journey, although we realise that even with our best efforts travelling this December is going to be especially challenging, and for that we are sorry.
This strike is the last thing any of us wanted. We will do everything possible to get you where you need to go but ask that you leave more time for your journey and check before you travel for the latest information.
Download strike network map