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Rail strikes: East Midlands Railway services significantly reduced

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

On Thursday, 20 July, Saturday, 22 July and Saturday 29 July, many of its routes will be reduced to one train an hour and will only run between 07:30 and 18:30 – with the last departures starting between 15:00 and 16:30.

On Friday, 21 July and Saturday, 22 July, there will also be a number of train cancellations due to action short of a strike by the ASLEF union – this could be 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.

Skegness customers should continue to book their journey in advance. If they have already booked and their train is cancelled they will be able to use their ticket on the service before or after.

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.

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If a customer’s train is cancelled or delayed or they choose not to travel due to strike action, tickets can be changed to another date, or they can be returned for a full refund at their point of purchase. No administration fee will be charged.

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Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We will be significantly reducing our services on Thursday, 20 July, Saturday, 22 July and Saturday, 29 July, due to the ongoing strike organised by the RMT Union.

“On Friday, 21 July and Saturday, 22 July, there will also be a number of train cancellations due to action short of a strike by the ASLEF union – customers should be aware services can be cancelled as late as 22:00 the day before.

“Due to this, we strongly advise customers to check if their train is running before setting off and consider rail travel only if absolutely necessary during the strike days.

“It is recommended that customers 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.

Services on Thursday, 20 July

Customers are advised to only travel if necessary. EMR services will operate between 07:30 and 18:30 only.

EMR Intercity

  • One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras
  • One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and London St Pancras

EMR Connect

  • One Train Per Hour between Corby and London St Pancras

EMR Regional

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Lincoln (Stopping Service)
  • One Train per Hour between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham
  • Two hourly service between Nottingham and Skegness – Only calling at Grantham – Sleaford – Boston – Skegness

All other lines of route will be closed and no Rail Replacement Bus services will be provided.

Strike action will affect other routes across the country. Customers are advised to check their full journey before travelling.

Services on Saturday, 22 July

Customers are advised to only travel if necessary. EMR services will operate between 07:30 and 18:30 only.

EMR Intercity

  • One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras
  • One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and London St Pancras

EMR Connect

  • One Train Per Hour between Corby and London St Pancras

EMR Regional

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham
  • Two hourly service between Nottingham and Skegness – Only calling at Grantham – Sleaford – Boston – Skegness

All other lines of route will be closed and no Rail Replacement Bus services will be provided.

Strike action will affect other routes across the country. Customers are advised to check their full journey before travelling.

Services on Saturday, 29 July

Customers are advised to only travel if necessary. EMR services will operate between 07:30 and 18:30 only.

EMR Intercity

  • One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras
  • One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and London St Pancras

EMR Connect

  • One Train Per Hour between Corby and London St Pancras

EMR Regional

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham
  • Two hourly service between Nottingham and Skegness – Only calling at Grantham – Sleaford – Boston – Skegness

All other lines of route will be closed and no Rail Replacement Bus services will be provided.

Strike action will affect other routes across the country. Customers are advised to check their full journey before travelling.

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