Latest Strikes & Disruptions Update

November 30, 2023

    Industrial action to affect many National Rail services between Friday 1 and Saturday 9 December 

    Strike action has been announced by the ASLEF Union for the following train operators on the following days:

    • Saturday 2 December – East Midlands Railway and LNER

    • Sunday 3 December – Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Great NorthernLondon Northwestern Railway, Thameslink and West Midlands Railway

    • Tuesday 5 December – c2c and Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express)

    • Wednesday 6 December – Gatwick Express, South Western Railway (including Island Line), Southeastern and Southern

    • Thursday 7 December – CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and Heathrow Express

    • Friday 8 December – Northern and TransPennine Express

    In addition, the ASLEF Union have implemented an overtime ban between Friday 1 December and Saturday 9 December. Some of the above operators service will be affected additionally on those dates.


    Manchester Tram

    City Centre – Christmas Parade
    Duration: Sun 03 Dec, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
    Stops impacted: Exchange Square tram stop

    No trams will operate between St Peter’s Square and Victoria via Exchange Square due to the Christmas Parade taking place – services will operate via Market Street and Shudehill. Normal service will resume from 2.30pm.


    Source: National Rail & TfGM