Train driver strikes reminder: EMR services disrupted by latest round of industrial action
- EMR unable to run any services on Saturday, December 2, due to industrial action by the ASLEF union
- Intercity services on December 3 will be extremely busy due to strikes and engineering works on other routes
- Strikes are part of a programme of industrial action affecting 16 train companies between December 1-9
- EMR expecting to run normal timetable on 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 December - customers should check for journey updates
East Midlands Railway (EMR) will not be able to run any services on Saturday, December 2, due to industrial action by the train drivers' union ASLEF.
The strike is part of a programme of industrial action affecting 16 train companies between December 1-9. This is a new staggered approach by the union and has been designed to create a unique series of negative impacts which aims to create wide-ranging disruption and cancellations across the network - affecting different train operators on different days.
On Sunday, December 3, EMR Intercity services will be very busy due to strike action and engineering work on other train companies' routes. No EMR trains will operate between Derby and Crewe, Sleaford and Skegness and Nottingham and Liverpool.
Between 4 and 9 December, EMR will be operating a full timetable. However, on these days there may be some late notice cancellations and changes to train times due to an overtime ban. Some trains will also be busier than usual.
EMR is advising customers to regularly check its website or app to ensure they have the latest information for their journey. Customers should also check first and last trains of the day and the day after strike action for any service alterations.
Strike action's impact on services
- Expecting to run planned timetable. Trains could be subject to short-notice alterations and cancellations.
- Services will be busy due to no EMR services on Saturday, December 2.
- Do not attempt to travel. No EMR services will run.
EMR Services will be extremely busy due to engineering works on the East Coast Mainline and strike action taking place affecting other train operators serving the capital. This will mean a significant increase in customers using EMR Intercity services - especially at London St Pancras. To manage this, a number of EMR Regional services have been cancelled to free up resources.
- No services will call at Bedford and Luton
- Planned to run normal Sunday timetable
- Southbound Connect services start at 10:00 (From Corby to Kettering only)
- First southbound service from Corby to London St Pancras - 11:41
- First northbound service from London St Pancras to Corby - 12:14
- No services will run between Derby and Crewe
- No services will run between Sleaford and Skegness
- No services will run between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street
December 4 - 9
Action short of strike by ASLEF union members. Customers are advised to check our website for the latest information here: https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/rail-strike
Will Rogers, Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, said: "Due to industrial action by ASLEF we will be unable to run any services on Saturday.
"On Sunday, December 3, our Intercity services will be very busy due to strike action and engineering work on other train companies' routes. No EMR trains will operate between Derby and Crewe, Sleaford and Skegness and Nottingham and Liverpool.
"Between 4 and 9 December, EMR will be operating a full timetable and we look forward to welcoming you on our services. On these days, there may be some late notice cancellations and changes to train times due to an overtime ban by ASLEF members.
"Some trains will also be busier than usual and we advise you to regularly check our website or app to ensure you have the latest information for your journey.
"The safety of customers is our number one priority and so passengers should expect crowd control measures in some stations."
Media Relations Manager
East Midlands Railway