Many people are concerned that there may be more train strikes on January 1, 2, and 3 because they have caused chaos over the holiday season.
Public transportation is at its busiest during the first few days of January as people return to work after the holidays and commute back home.
Train workers have been striking for salary, pensions, and working conditions since June, and there were other rail strikes in December.
So, will the new year see any additional strikes? Find out by reading on.
Are There Train Strikes on January 1st, 2nd, or 3rd?
On Sunday, January 1, and Monday, January 2, there are no train strikes. On January 3, there will be strike action, though.
The strikes are expected to wreak havoc on Britain’s rail system because this is the day that many people go back to work after the holidays.
The walkout will last for 48 hours, ending on January 4 on Wednesday. Then, two days later, there will be another 48-hour strike.
This will wrap up the most recent series of strikes by the Rail, Maritime, and Transport union (RMT) will take place from Friday, January 6, to Saturday, January 7.
Trains will not run for five days in a row due to the ASLEF union’s strike that will begin on Thursday, January 5.
Following then, no additional strikes are anticipated until 2023.
Services will be canceled or severely disrupted
People are being advised not to take trains on January 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 because they will be canceled or severely interrupted, according to National Rail.
They have disclosed that “it is anticipated that there will be a very restricted service on some days, with no trains at all on some routes.”
Although the training sector is making every effort to reduce the impact this will have on services, cancellations or significant service disruptions are unavoidable.
On the days following the strike, including Sunday, January 8, services may potentially begin later and be disrupted.
Which rail companies are affected?
The majority of Britain’s train companies will be impacted by the nationwide strikes on January 3, 4, 6, and 7, which are organized by the RMT union. The majority of British rail businesses are also impacted by the January 5 ASLEF strike.
- Avanti West Coast
- Chiltern Railways
- East Midlands Railway
- Gatwick Express
- Great Western Railway
- Greater Anglia
- Hull Trains
- Heathrow Express
- London Overground
- South Western Railway
- Stansted Express
- Transpennine Express
- West Midlands Railway
For the most recent timetables for strike days, visit the website of your local train operator. On these dates, some will run fewer trains and end their services early, while others won’t run any trains at all.
The most recent wave of strikes, according to RMT general secretary Mick Lynch, will “highlight how vital our members are to the running of this country” and send a loud and clear message that the union demands a “fair agreement on job security, pay, and conditions.”