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EMR update on which trains will run during three days of strike action

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Rail travellers are set to be hit with three days of severe disruption on June 21, 23 and 25 due to strike action and East Midlands Railway has confirmed which services will be running for people to catch.

Customers are asked to only travel by train if absolutely necessary. If customers are travelling, they are asked to plan ahead and leave extra time for their journey. This includes the days between strikes as EMR expects the knock-on effects of the strikes to impact services on the following days – particularly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Rail Replacement Bus (RRB) services will not be provided where lines are closed as there is not enough capacity to meet demand.

Summary of EMR services on 21, 23 and 25 June (only)

  • EMR services will operate between 0730 and 1830 only

EMR Intercity

  • One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London
  • One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and London

EMR Connect

  • One Train Per Hour between Corby and London

EMR Regional

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham (Stopping Service)
  • One Train per Hour between Nottingham and Sheffield

All other lines of route will be closed.

Network Rail are also affected by strike action and therefore their ability to operate the infrastructure is also significantly reduced. This includes maintenance staff who renew and repair the infrastructure as well as colleagues working in control and signalling roles who ensure the safe operation of the railway.

Will Rogers, Managing Director for EMR said: “We are extremely disappointed the RMT have decided to strike on the 21, 23 and 25 June. This is the wrong decision for the railway and communities we serve.

“There will be changes to our normal timetable and some parts of our network will have no train services on strike days and other lines will have a reduced level of service. I would urge all customers to think carefully about their journeys next week – and make alternative arrangements if possible.”

The strikes are taking place due to disputes over pay, working conditions and planned job cuts. RMT Union says 50,000 railway workers will walk out.

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