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East Midlands Railway: No trains on 30 September or 4 October because of strike action

East Midlands Railway will not run any services at all on strike days.

• No services on Saturday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 4, due to industrial action by ASLEF the train drivers’ union.

• Action short of a strike could also lead to late notice cancellations

• Customers are strongly advised to regularly check if their train is running before setting off

East Midlands Railway (EMR) will not operate any services on Saturday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 4, due to industrial action taken by members of the ASLEF union.

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ASLEF represents train drivers and therefore EMR will be unable to operate any trains during these days. Strike action will also affect other train services across the country.

In addition, the ASLEF union have announced an overtime ban on Friday, September 29, as well as from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6.

This could result in a number of late notice train cancellations – with some as late as 22:00 the day before customers travel. During this period, customers are strongly advised to regularly check if their train is running before setting off.

Customers who have purchased an Advance, Off-Peak, or Super-off-Peak ticket for Saturday, September 30, can be used on the day before the date on the ticket or up to and including Tuesday, October 3.

Tickets for Wednesday, October 4, can be used on the day before the date on the ticket or up to and including Friday, October 6.

If the ticket is for a journey that includes the London Underground, it will not be valid on London Underground services on an alternative date.

Customers are advised to check the EMR website, information in stations and social media for the latest advice and information.

Will Rogers, Managing Director at East Midlands Railway, said: “As a result of strike action being taken by members of the ASLEF union we are not able to run any trains on Saturday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 4 and therefore customers should not attempt to travel.

“On Friday, September 29 and from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6, services could be cancelled as late as 22:00 the day before – this is because of an overtime ban strike by ASLEF members.

“Due to this, we strongly advise customers to check if their train is running before setting off.

“It is recommended that customers also check the departure time of their last train before embarking on their journey and familiarise themselves with the overall impact of the strike on their entire route.

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