How Northamptonshire train passengers will be affected by railway strikes in July 2023
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More chaos on the railways in Northamptonshire is around the corner, as three days of industrial action approach.
Reduced services will run to and from Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and Long Buckby stations on Thursday July 20, Saturday July 22 and Saturday July 29.
Both East Midlands Railway (which operates trains running through Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby) and London Northwestern Railway (which operates at Northampton and Long Buckby), have warned passengers to only travel if “absolutely necessary”.
On the London St Pancras to Corby line, only one train per hour will run and services will only operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm. No replacement bus service will be provided.
On the London Euston to Northampton line, trains will run between 7am and 7pm and will also run at one train per hour.
The three strike days relate to industrial action by members of the RMT union. However, during the week of Monday July 17 to Saturday July 22, ASLEF union will also be taking part in industrial action that is short of a strike, in the form of an overtime ban. This means some services could be subject to change on the day. Passengers are urged to check before they travel.
Will Rogers, managing director for East Midlands Railway, said: "We will be significantly reducing our services on Thursday and Saturday due to the ongoing strike organised by the RMT Union.
"Also between Monday, July 17, and Saturday, July 22, 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.”
Visit the train companies’ websites to find out more.