Rail strike day timetables outlined as passengers urged to only travel if necessary

Around half of Britain’s rail lines will be closed on strike days next week, Network Rail has said.

The company said that finishing touches are being made to a “special railway timetable” that will be in operation across England, Scotland and Wales from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June (inclusive).

Network Rail said that services that do operate on strike days will only run between 07:30 and 18:30 BST.

It said the special timetable, to be published on Friday, aims to offer the best service possible for passengers and freight users “despite the industrial action planned next week by the RMT union.”
Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said: “Talks have not progressed as far as I had hoped.

“We, and our train operating colleagues, are gearing up to run the best service we can for passengers and freight users next week despite the actions of the RMT.”

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