(Suspended) Rail strike: major rail disruption expected on 4/5 and 9/11 June
- 29 May, 2015
- Jurga Sefton
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Update 04 June 2015: The proposed industrial action on Thursday 4 June until Friday 5 June and on Tuesday 9 June until Thursday 11 June has been suspended.
If you have air travel arrangements for the first two weeks of June, you might need to mark down these dates: 04-05 June and 09-11 June.
If the planned industrial action goes ahead, there is likely to be severe disruption to rail services during this period.
People who have flights on these days from UK airports are urged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to airports and plan their journey carefully.
The National Rail announced that services from the following train operators will be affected if the strike goes ahead:
Abellio Greater Anglia
Arriva Trains Wales
East Midlands Trains
First Great Western
First Hull Trains
First TransPennine Express
South West Trains
Virgin Trains East Coast
Some of these train operators provide essential transfers to and from airports (such as Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express, Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, First Great Western, etc.) so air passengers travelling on those days will need to use alternative means of transport such as a taxi, a bus, or drive to the airport themselves.
If driving to the airport yourself, don’t get stung by drive-up parking charges, compare your parking options and pre-book to make savings.
Check live updates from Network Rail and allocate extra time for getting to and from the airport.