Staff, 2022-10-22 01:44:29,
Rail passengers faced fresh travel misery on Saturday because of a strike which hit services on some of the busiest routes in the country.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Avanti West Coast walked out for 24 hours in a row over rosters.
The company advised passengers to check before they travel, warning of a “significantly reduced“ timetable during limited operating hours.
Avanti West Coast will run one train an hour from London Euston to each of Manchester, Glasgow, and Liverpool, with services to Liverpool going via the West Midlands (including calls at Coventry, Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton) due to planned upgrade work by Network Rail between Rugby and Stafford.
The first train of the day left Euston just before 7.30am and the last train of the day from Euston will depart mid-afternoon.
The major upgrade work will also mean services to some destinations will have longer journey times, as trains are diverted.
The significantly reduced timetable means North Wales, Shrewsbury, Chester, Blackpool and Edinburgh will have no Avanti West Coast services.
The train managers involved in the dispute will also strike on November 6.
Barry Milsom, executive director of Operations and Safety at Avanti West Coast said: “We’re disappointed by the RMT’s decision to go on strike this Saturday and again on November 6.
“Our customers are facing another…
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