Britain’s train operators have started releasing information about what services they intend to run during next week’s rail strikes – which will impact the North East.

Thousands of rail users across the region and the wider UK are set to be affected after rail union RMT has announced its intention to launch three days of national strike action across the rail network later this month.

It’s reported that up to 50,000 railway workers will walk out as part of the industrial action over levels of pay, which are scheduled to take place on June 21, 23 and 25, due to a breakdown in negotiations between RMT and rail employers.

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Like the rest of the country, the North East will be impacted by the three days’ worth of strikes, with workers from Cross Country Trains, LNER, Northern Trains and Transpennine Express all walking out.

Rail workers are walking out on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while rail companies have stressed that there will also be disruption on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Ahead of the planned strikes, here is a breakdown of each operator’s plan for strike days:


Timetables are being finalised but there will be a “significantly reduced service” on strike days.

Grand Central

On strike days it will run a “limited service”.

The Northern Echo: An LNER train. Picture: NORTHERN ECHOAn LNER train. Picture: NORTHERN ECHO

London North Eastern Railway

Around 38% of usual service levels are planned.

Trains that do run “are likely to be very busy”.


There will be “some disruption” to services throughout the week.


Passengers are urged “not to travel” between Tuesday and Sunday as services will be suspended “on most routes” during strike days, and there will be a “significant impact” on non-strike days.

TransPennine Express

There will be a “significant reduction in available services” on strike days.

Several stations will be closed, such as Middlesbrough, Scarborough, and Selby.

There will also be significant disruption on Wednesday and Friday.

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