UK Rail Services: National rail industrial action
29th May 2015
01 June 2015:
Flightline Travel Management is pleased to inform that talks at ACAS between the RMT Union and Network Rail, the proposed strike , which was set to take place on Thursday 4th June until Friday 5th June and on Tuesday 9th June until Thursday 11th June has been suspended.
29th May 2015:
RMT Union members who work for the track and infrastructure operator Network Rail have announced they will stage a 24-hour strike from 17:00 on Thursday 4 June until 16:59 on Friday 5June and a 48-hour strike from 17:00 on 9 June until 16:59 on Thursday 11th of June.
The RMT union’s decision not to work any overtime between midnight Friday 5 June and midnight Friday 12 June 2015, may also affect rail travellers.
Network Rail has advised they are putting special arrangements in place to ensure customers who already have purchased their rail tickets are not disadvantaged, and will be able to travel on an alternative day or obtain a refund should they decide not to travel. Network Rail and train operating companies are working closely together on contingency arrangements.
Currently, the following UK train operators are affected:
Abellio Greater Anglia, Arriva Trains Wales, c2c, Caledonian Sleeper, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains , First Great Western, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Grand Central, Great Northern, Island Line, London Midland, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, ScotRail, South West Trains, Southeastern, Southern, Stansted Express, Thameslink, Virgin Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast
The industrial action is expected to affect also long-distance rail services including Eurostar.Travel disruptions are expected on local services including the London Underground, DLR and London Overground, as well as Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and Gatwick Express shuttles from and to London airports.
Further information will be made available shortly on the National Rail Services website.
Business travel advice:
- Use alternative means of transport – if possible
- Plan extra time for your journey and prepare for delays and cancellations
- Check your rail status and other media sources such as BBC before you travel
- Contact your dedicated Rail-Line team for support
- Check the National Rail Enquiries – UK Rail Live Departure Boards
If you are concerned you may be affected by the UK rail strike, please contact your Rail-Line team directly on +44 (0) 1844 299 750.