Rail strike reminder: No services tomorrow or Saturday, 3 June and services significantly reduced on Friday
- No services on Wednesday, 31 May and Saturday, 3 June
- Services will be significantly reduced on Friday, 2 June and majority trains will only run between 0730 - 1830
- On Friday, 2 June, intercity trains will start from Derby, rather than Sheffield due to engineering works
- Customers are being advised to travel if only absolutely necessary and understand how return trip is affected
East Midlands Railway's (EMR) services will be significantly impacted by industrial action this week - starting tomorrow, Wednesday, 31 May.
There will be no services tomorrow or Saturday, June 3 as members from union ASLEF will take industrial action. This strike action specifically affects train drivers and therefore EMR will be unable to operate any trains during the action. The strikes will also affect other train operating companies and their services across the country.
Customers should expect possible short notice cancellations or alterations on Thursday, June 1. This is due to action short of a strike taking place by members of the ASLEF Union.
On Friday, 2 June, EMR will be operating a significantly reduced service with trains due to industrial action by the RMT union - with the majority of trains only running between 0730 - 1830 and the last departures starting between 1500 and 1630. On this day Intercity trains will also start from Derby, rather than Sheffield due to the North Derby Block engineering works taking place. However, CrossCountry will be running a shuttle service between Sheffield and Derby and customers can travel between Sheffield and Nottingham to change for London services too.
Customers are being advised to travel by rail only if absolutely necessary and should be aware that strike action will affect other routes across the country - with very limited services running across the whole rail network.
Customers should also ensure they check their full journey before traveling and 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: "Unfortunately, we will be unable to run any services on Wednesday and Saturday and only a limited number on Friday.
"On Friday, we are advising customers to plan ahead and only travel by rail if absolutely necessary and understand how the engineering works north of Derby affect their journey.
"Customers are also strongly advised to check when the time of their last train is before setting off."
Services affected by strike action
Wednesday, May 31
- No services will run
Thursday, June 1
- Action short of a strike is taking place by the ASLEF Union. Possible short notice cancellations or alterations.
Friday, 2 June
Customers are advised to only travel if necessary.
EMR services will operate between 0730 and 1830 only.
- One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras
- One Train Per Hour between Derby and London St Pancras
- One Train Per Hour between Corby and London St Pancras
- One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
- One Train per Hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
- One Train per Hour between Leicester and Lincoln (Stopping Service)
- One Train per Hour between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham
- Two hourly service between Nottingham and Skegness - Only calling at Grantham – Sleaford – Boston – Skegness
All other lines of route will be closed and no Rail Replacement Bus services will be provided.
Strike action will affect other routes across the country. Customers are advised to check their full journey before travelling.
Saturday, 3 June
- No services will run
Media Relations Manager
East Midlands Railway