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23 Aug 2019 | 01:54 AM UTC

UK: RMT union suspends three Merseyrail strikes in August and September /update 1

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Transport union suspends 24-hour strikes planned for August 24 and September 3, 5 on Merseyrail; further strikes still scheduled for September 30 and October 2, 4

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom, Liverpool

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The Rail, Maritime and Transport union announced on Thursday, August 22, that three 24-hour strikes planned on Merseyrail in later August and early September have been suspended. Work stoppages were originally set for Saturday, August 24, Tuesday, September 3, and Thursday, September 5. According to RMT leaders, the actions were suspended following a “positive” meeting with metro officials.

Further 24-hour strikes are still scheduled to be held on Monday, September 30, Wednesday, October 2, and Friday, October 4. During the industrial actions, no trains will run on the Kirby and Hunts Cross lines and service will start and stop at Hooton station on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines. Associated rail and transportation disruptions are expected on the abovementioned dates if the strikes are held.


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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