The RMT union members are taking strike action today Saturday 25 June.
East Midlands Railways issued this update:
‘As a result, we will be operating a significantly reduced service. We ask customers to only travel by rail if necessary.
‘If you do decide to travel, plan ahead and leave extra time for disruption and short notice changes.
‘There will also be a reduced service on days between strikes, particularly Sunday.
‘This includes the first trains of the morning being significantly later than normal. Journey planners are in the process of being updated and customers are urged to check their journey before setting off every day of the week.
Please be aware that alternative road transport will not be provided if your train is not planned to run.
A detailed breakdown by line of route is provided below.
There will be no direct trains between Luton and London St Pancras today or tomorrow due to pre-planned engineering work.
- One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
- One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
- One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham (Stopping Service)
- One Train per Hour between Nottingham and Sheffield
All other lines of route will be closed and Rail Replacement Bus (RRB) services will not be provided.
Why are some lines closed and some open?
Our colleagues at Network Rail are also affected by strike action and therefore their ability to operate the infrastructure is also significantly reduced. This includes maintenance staff who renew and repair the infrastructure as well as colleagues working in control and signalling roles who ensure the safe operation of our railway.
Network Rail will continue to operate their larger control centres (such as the East Midlands Control Centre in Derby) but with reduced numbers of staff. There will not be sufficient staff to additionally operate smaller sites and signal boxes. Lines of route which are controlled from these smaller sites and signal boxes will therefore be closed on strike days.