The latest information on the strike action, including those services that TPE intends to operate on Sunday, can be found at tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/strike
TransPennine Express (TPE) services throughout northern England and Scotland will be subject to disruption this Sunday, 20th March, due to strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union.
An amended timetable will be in operation for TPE services, but only a limited amount of services will run.
For customers wishing to make an essential journey on Sunday, TPE has arranged that TPE tickets will be accepted by other train operators, including:
- Avanti West Coast;
- East Midlands Railway;
- LNER (between York and Edinburgh);
- Hull Trains (between Hull-Brough/Doncaster only);
- Transport for Wales.
TPE tickets will also be accepted on FirstBus services in West Yorkshire. Some exclusions will apply and full details are available online.
Customers should avoid travelling on Sunday if possible, and travel either side of the strike date. Anyone who does travel on Sunday should plan carefully by checking the TPE website or National Rail Enquiries, and allow plenty of extra time as those trains that are running will be very busy. Bikes will not be permitted on-board TPE services on Sunday.
Further strike action by RMT, which is likely to cause disruption for rail travellers is planned for:
- Sundays, 27th March, 3rd April;
- Saturdays and Sundays 16th/17th April, 30th April/1st May, 4th/5th June.
Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience Director for TransPennine Express, said: “This will be the sixth weekend that strike action by RMT will impact customers across our network, at a time when more and more are returning to rail and relying on our services to get them to work or to visit friends and family.
“Due to the strike, we will only be able to run a relatively small number of trains on Sunday, and are urging people to avoid travel and instead, travel either side of the strike day.”