Weekend travel chaos expected across Lancaster district as latest train strikes take place

Rail users across the district are being warned not to attempt to travel by train due to strike action.
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The latest in a series of strikes on Saturday October 8 will significantly affect services, with most lines closed with no train services or alternatives.

Due to the RMT union action by Network Rail train crew and station staff on October 8, customers should expect the existing timetable to be reduced significantly and those services that do run are expected to be very busy.

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The TSSA union is also going on strike at Avanti, who strongly advise people to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary.

Rail users are being advised not to travel due to strike action.Rail users are being advised not to travel due to strike action.
Rail users are being advised not to travel due to strike action.

Customers with tickets dated October 1 to 9 can claim a full refund from their point of purchase or can use those tickets any time between now and October 10.

The strike on Saturday will see an extremely limited availability of both Northern services and staff. As such they will not be able to operate services on most routes.

No replacement buses or replacement travel will be provided on any of the strike days.

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Timetables for the very limited services on October 8 are available at www.northernrailway.co.uk/strikes, but expect severe disruption and plan ahead.

TransPennine Express are running a very limited service on some lines, but are advising customers to only travel during the strike action if journeys are essential.

They also expect travel to be disrupted the day after a planned strike so check before you travel.

The unions are in dispute with the government and rail companies about pay, job cuts and changes to terms and conditions.