Industrial Action Affecting Northern Train Services

3rd Apr 2017

Industrial action is likely to cause significant disruption to rail services provided by operators Northern and Merseyrail on Saturday 8 April.

Most Northern and Merseyrail services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy.

The 24-hour strike runs between midnight on Friday 7 April to midnight on Saturday 8 April.

There will be no Northern and Merseyrail trains before 8am or after 7pm.

There are a number of major events taking place across the North West on 8 April, including the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Manchester City FC vs Hull City FC at the Etihad Stadium, and the World Boxing Organisation title fight between Liam Smith vs Liam Williams at Manchester Arena, as well as other local events.

Thousands of people will also be travelling across the region for shopping, entertainment and leisure, so all public transport and Greater Manchester’s roads are expected to be busier than usual.


Advice for your journey

Expect all public transport and roads to be busier than usual on the day of the strike, with the potential for journey times to be longer.

Plan ahead now if you use Northern and Merseyrail services:
– Re-time – can you travel at a different time or on a different day?
– Re-mode – how else could you make your journey?

There are numerous park and ride sites across Greater Manchester offering 100 or more spaces for public transport services, click here to view a map shows the locations of park and ride sites.

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