Strike action to impact rail users on Friday and Saturday
By Evie Payne
31st Aug 2023 | Local News
East Midlands Railway's (EMR) services will be significantly affected later this week due to industrial action by members of the RMT and ASLEF unions.
On Friday 1 September, EMR will run no services, while on Saturday, 2 September, most of its routes will be reduced to one train an hour and will only run between 6:30am and 6:30pm - with the last departures starting between 3pm and 4:30pm.
Customers are being advised to travel by rail only if absolutely necessary, check the departure time of their last train before embarking on their journey and be aware that strike action will affect other routes across the country.
If a customer's train is cancelled or delayed or they choose not to travel due to strike action, tickets can be changed to another date, or they can be returned for a full refund at their point of purchase. No administration fee will be charged.
Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: "On Friday, September 1, we will run no services due to industrial action by ASLEF - the train drivers union.
"While on Saturday, September 2, we will be significantly reducing our services due to action by members of the RMT Union.
"It is recommended that customers check the departure time of their last train before embarking on their journey and familiarise themselves with the overall impact of the strike on their entire route.
"For detailed guidance and daily travel updates, please visit our website."
Grantham trains will be limited, and Stamford Station will be closed with no Rail Replacement Bus services being be provided.