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2015-05-28 DfT-003
Department for Transport


Rail strike, June 2015

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Department for Transport

Rail strike, June 2015

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28 May 2015
source Department for Transport
type Press release

The national rail strikes scheduled for June 2015 have been suspended.

June national rail strikes suspended (1 June 2015)

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:

"This is clearly a positive step forward and I am pleased that the union has engaged with Network Rail in order to avoid a dispute. I hope that this deal will be now ratified by the union swiftly."

A national rail strike has been called by the RMT union (28 May 2015)

The following information is intended to help passengers prepare for potential rail disruption.

If the strike goes ahead rail passengers will be affected on:

Thursday 4 June until Friday 5 June 2015 and
Tuesday 9 June until Thursday 11 June 2015

Rail passengers may also be affected by the union’s decision not to work any overtime between midnight Friday 5 June and midnight Friday 12 June 2015.

Passengers can get the latest travel information from National Rail Enquiries this information may be subject to change as a result of the strike.

Travel information
Rail passengers and people travelling by road are urged to check if they will still be able to travel in the event that a national rail strike goes ahead on the dates above.

Keep informed of updates of the impact of the rail strike on:

National Rail services
train operator services
Abellio Greater Anglia
Arriva Trains Wales [[Arriva Trains Wales Trenau Arriva Cymru]]
Caledonian Sleeper
Chiltern Railways
East Midlands Trains
First Great Western
First Hull Trains
First TransPennine Express
Gatwick Express
Grand Central
Great Northern
Heathrow Connect
Heathrow Express
Island Line
London Midland
Northern Rail
South West Trains
Stansted Express
Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains East Coast
overground, underground, DLR and bus services provided by Transport for London (TfL)
road journeys and traffic

You can also follow and report on the impact of the strike on twitter using the hashtag #IndustrialAction.

Preventing or minimising the disruption caused by the strike
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) trade union working for Network Rail have announced that they are planning to take industrial action.

If the industrial action does go ahead it is likely to cause severe disruption to rail services. The impact will vary considerably by route. Rail passengers are strongly urged to check for the latest information on how the strike might affect their train journeys.

Disruption to rail services is likely to have a knock-on impact on the road network. The government has called on Network Rail, Highways England, TfL and local government to do all it can to keep Britain moving despite any strike action.

Transport Secretary condemns rail strike action.

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