Rail Strike – Here’s how it will affect North Yorkshire

There’s another rail strike this Wednesday 27 Julywith another one on the Saturday 30th of the month and more to follow in August.

Once again services in North Yorkshire will be limited.

Selby, Harrogate and Malton stations will be closed, as will some of the smaller rural stops on those routes.

While Network Rail says thousands of specially-trained back-up staff will step in during the walkout to keep some routes open.

The action has been called by rail unions in a dispute over pay and conditions.

LNER Azuma Train – Picture from @LNER

Here is what each operator is saying about their train services.

LNER in York, Harrogate, Selby (Once daily) and Northallerton

Wednesday 27 July strike day:

LNER will be running a reduced service of two trains per hour between Edinburgh and London, and one train per hour between Leeds and London (in both directions).

If your train has changed or been cancelled, and you still want to travel, you can complete your journey on any train via the same route as your original ticket. If you wish to travel on a different day, your original ticket will also be valid for travel on Tuesday 26 July or up to Tuesday 2 August.


Saturday 30 July:

LNER will be running an extremely limited service and recommends that you only travel if absolutely necessary.

If your journey has been affected LNER recommends traveling on Friday 29 July or up to Tuesday 2 August instead, as close to your original times as possible with your original tickets. LNER recommend making a new seat reservation.

If your train is running but you no longer wish to travel on 30 July, your ticket will also be valid on alternative LNER services on Friday 29 July or up to Tuesday 2 August.

Due to an extremely limited timetable on Saturday 30 July, whether your train has been canceled or is still running and you decide not to travel, you can request a refund to your original payment method.


Travel on 28, 29 and 31 July:

These are not days, there may be a significant number of changes to LNER strike due to the industrial action. Please check before you travel.

A Hull Trains service in Hull

HULL TRAINS at Howden and Selby

“Members of the RMT and ASLEF Unions are taking industrial action on Wednesday 27 July and Saturday 30 July. As a result, Hull Trains will operate a reduced timetable.” Says the company.

Tuesday 26 July

One service change – 20:30 from London Kings Cross will terminate at Doncaster.

Wednesday 27 July

Services will operate between Doncaster and London Kings Cross only between 07:30 and 18:30. You can download the timetable here. No trains at Selby or Howden.

Thursday 28 July

One service change – 06:05 Beverley to London Kings Cross (06:25 from Hull) will start at Doncaster.

Saturday 30 July

Only one service will run in each direction, 08:24 Hull to London Kings Cross, and 11:48 London Kings Cross to Hull. All other Hull Trains services on Saturday have been cancelled.

Further information and the latest news regarding the industrial action can be found here.

A Grand Central train at York Station. Photograph © HSTjohnny

GRAND CENTRAL in Northallerton, Thirsk and York

Summary of service on 26 July

The 17:30 Sunderland to London Kings Cross will not run.


Summary of service on 27 July

Some trains will be unable to call at some stations along the routes, please see here for the timetable during the strike action. There will be a limited service between Northallerton/Thirsk and London.

A TPE express arrives from Malton into Platform 4 at York – Photo – David Dunning

TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS in York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Selby, Malton.

Summary of service on 27 July

Only a very limited service will run and Selby, Malton, Thirsk and Northallerton will not see any TPE trains that day. More to follow about Saturday 30th July strike day.

A Northern train at York station. Photograph: YorkMix

NORTHERN in York, Selby, Sherburn, Church Fenton, Ulleskelf and on the Harrogate line.

Northern are advising customers NOT to travel on Wednesday 27 July, as there is significant disruption to services as most routes and trains will not run.

Northern are also advising customers to check before you travel on Thursday 28 July as some services may have been affected by the previous day’s strike action.

No trains on the York to Harrogate or Selby/Hull lines all day.

The situation is subject to change and more information about Saturday 30th July will come this week. CrossCountry trains from York to Birmingham, Bristol and the South West will also be subject to disruption too.

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