14 October 2022
Members of Unite the union will take strike action on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October, with EMR services to operate between 0730 and 1830 only.
- Significantly reduced services on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18, October
- No services will run east out of Nottingham on strike days – affecting Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
- Customers should ensure they check the time of their last return train before travelling
- Customers who intend to use EMR and another operator to complete their journey, should check to see if that trip can still be completed
East Midlands Railway (EMR) will be running a significantly reduced level of service on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 due to industrial action by members of Unite the union. During the strike days, customers are advised to travel if only absolutely necessary and those travelling should ensure they check the time of their last return train. Other operators are not affected by the industrial action, and therefore customers who intend to use EMR and another operator to complete their journey should carefully check to see if that trip can still be completed.
No services will run east out of Nottingham – affecting EMR's regional customers who might want to travel to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. While on some routes, trains will all terminate by 1830 and no further services will run. As in previous strikes, EMR has been working with colleagues across the railway to ensure they can deliver a robust and reliable service for their customers where possible. However, customers are strongly advised to check the EMR website, information in stations and social media for the latest advice and information.
Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said, "As a result of strike action being taken by Unite the union, we will be operating a significantly reduced service next Monday and Tuesday. The impact of industrial action has specifically affected the operation of our train depots and reduces our ability to run our normal timetable.
"We are advising customers to plan ahead and only travel by rail if absolutely necessary on strike days. Customers are also strongly advised to check when the time of their last train is before setting off and understand how the strike action affects their whole journey. More detailed advice, including daily travel information, is available on our website."
Rail Replacement Bus services will not be provided where lines are closed as there is not enough capacity to meet demand.
- EMR services will operate between 0730 and 1830 only except EMR Connect, trains between Crewe and Nottingham, and trains between Nottingham and Worksop (Customers should ensure they check the time of their last return train before travelling) EMR Intercity
- One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London
- One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and London EMR Connect
- Two trains per hour between Corby and London (normal timetable) EMR Regional
- One Train Per Hour between Derby and Matlock
- One Train Per Hour between Crewe and Nottingham (near hourly service between 06:00 and 18:00)
- One Train Per hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
- One Train Per hour between Leicester and Nottingham
- A slightly reduced service on its Robin Hood Line, between Nottingham and Worksop all other lines of route will be closed all day on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October.
Timetables for all services will be available shortly and will appear on journey planners. Find the latest EMR passenger information on its website.
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