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UK: Northern rail strike August 25, September 1 and 8 /update 2

Northern rail workers to stage 24-hour strikes on August 25, September 1 and 8; disruptions to rail service expected

10 Aug 12:41 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/9/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom
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Event

Employees of Northern Rail are planning to hold 24-hour strikes on August 25, September 1, and September 8. The strikes, all taking place on Saturdays, are part of a long-standing dispute over train personnel. Significant disruptions (reduced services, delays, overcrowding) are to be anticipated along the Northern Rail network on strike days. Increased road traffic congestion is also possible if large numbers of commuters are forced to seek alternative means of transportation.

Advice

Travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternate routes, and to allow for extra time to reach their destinations for the duration of the strike. 

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