UK train strikes in April 2024: Which services from Newcastle are impacted this month?

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Rail workers are back on strike over the Easter holidays and Newcastle United fans will be hit this weekend.

After a huge number of train strikes impacted travellers across the UK in 2023, industrial action returns over the Easter break.

The train drivers union Aslef announced a series of strike days earlier this month with disputes over pay now into their third calendar year.

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The most recent set of strikes will be over the course of a week with drivers at different companies striking on different days, meaning strike action in general continues for longer than previous day-long strikes.

Five days of overtime bans will cause further cancellations.

When are train drivers striking across the UK?

Aslef members will refuse to workany overtime from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6 and from Monday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 9. As many rail firms depend on drivers working on their days off, lots of services are likely to be cancelled. Companies will see strikes - and therefore delays and cancellations on the following days:

Friday, April 5

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Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Railway and CrossCountry have cancelled all services on the day. Saturday, April 6

Chiltern, Northern and TransPennine Trains have cancelled all services.

LNER is set to run a limited service on the East Coast Main Line between around 7am and 7pm, which is due to impact Newcastle United fans making the trip to London for the club’s fixture with Fulham this Saturday.

Monday, April 8

C2C trains have cancelled all services, while limited trains will run on Greater Anglia, Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern, South Western and Southeastern Trains.

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Are any trains not impacted?

Heading in and out of the North East, Grand Central and Lumo services will run as usual, although services are expected to be much busier than usual due to LNER’s skeleton service.

Is the Tyne and Wear Metro impacted by January and February train strikes?

Unlike previous strike action, the Tyne and Wear Metro is not impacted. This is because the only workers striking are train drivers rather than those servicing tracks across the UK.

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