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No East Midlands trains on 12 May and reduced service on Saturday

East Midlands Railway’s (EMR) services will be significantly reduced next week due to industrial action by members of the RMT and ASLEF unions.

There will be no services on Friday, 12 May, as members from the union ASLEF will take industrial action.

This strike action specifically affects train drivers and therefore EMR will be unable to operate any trains during the action. The strikes will also affect other train operating companies and their services across the country.

On Saturday, 13 May, EMR will be operating a significantly reduced service with trains only running between 0700 – 1900 – with the last departures starting between 1500 and 1630.

Therefore, customers should understand how their train home could be affected – especially if they are considering attending an event – such as a sporting fixture or Eurovision.

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However, customers are being advised to travel by rail only if absolutely necessary and should be aware that strike action will affect other routes across the country – with very limited services running across the whole rail network.

More rail strikes are planned for the end of May and early June. Services may also be affected by an overtime ban between Monday, 15 May – Saturday, 20 May.

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