UK Rail Travel Alert: UK-wide 24-hours rail services strike from 5pm on 25 May 2015
15th May 2015
Network Rail workers are to stage a UK-wide 24-hour strike from 5pm on Monday 25th May 2015. The rail strike will see signallers, maintenance staff and rail station workers walk out UK wide on the bank holiday due to a dispute over pay, unless withdrawn.
The industrial action follows a vote for action from RMT union members and represents the first UK-wide rail strike in 20 years.
Network Rail has advised they will do everything possible to keep rail services going should the strikes go ahead. However, the strike is likely to affect long-distance rail travel including Eurostar London-Brussels-Paris and regional rail services. Travel disruptions are possible on local services such as the London Underground and Overground services, airport express shuttles to London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) airports.
The main impact on rail travellers is expected to be on Tuesday 26 May. However, the action will also cause rail services disruption on 25th May, which is a busy bank holiday travel period for millions of UK rail travellers.
- Use alternative travel options – if possible
- Plan extra time for your rail travel and prepare for delays and cancellations
- Check your rail status and other media sources before you travel
- Contact your dedicated Rail-Line business travel agents team for support
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