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04 Aug 2019 | 11:49 PM UTC

UK: RMT union announces series of strikes on Merseyrail line August-October

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RMT union announces series of strikes on Merseyrail line August 24; September 3,5,30; October 2,4; disruptions to rail service expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom

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Members of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union employed by Merseyrail are planning a series of 24-hour strikes between August 24 and October 4 as part a dispute over train dispatching. As of late July, planned strike dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, August 24
  • Tuesday, September 3
  • Thursday, September 5
  • Monday, September 30
  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Friday, October 4

Consequent disruptions, including delays and cancelations, are to be expected on the Merseyrail line on the abovementioned dates. 


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


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