Passengers across Yorkshire warned of disruption to TransPennine Express services this bank holiday weekend

Rail customers across the North and into Scotland are being advised to avoid travel by train this bank holiday weekend ahead of strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT).

By Lucy Chappell
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 4:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2022, 4:28 pm

There will be major disruption to TransPennine Express (TPE) services on both Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and customers are being urged to travel either side of the weekend instead.

The rail operator will only be running a very small number of services during this time and anyone making an essential journey should plan ahead, check carefully and allow extra time when travelling as trains will be very busy and changes and cancellations are likely.

Network Rail will also be carrying out major engineering work across the weekend, including on bank holiday Monday, which will mean fewer trains and some bus replacements will be in place.

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Passengers across Yorkshire are being warned of disruption to TransPennine Express services this bank holiday weekend

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience Director for TransPennine Express, said: “With further action by RMT taking this weekend, we are urging customers once again to avoid travel on our services and travel either side of the weekend instead.

“We are saddened and disappointed that this disruption will mean we are unable to get our customers to where they want to be this bank holiday weekend.”

Further information about the disruption, including the services TransPennine Express is planning to operate this weekend can be found at tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/strike

Ticket acceptance is in place with Northern, Avanti West Coast (between Wigan and Carlisle), CrossCountry (between Leeds and Edinburgh), East Midlands Railway (between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield), Lumo (between Newcastle and Edinburgh), LNER (on Sunday only between York and Edinburgh), ScotRail, Hull Trains (between Hull and Doncaster) and Transport for Wales services.

Ticket acceptance is also in place for FirstBus services in West Yorkshire for customers who may need to use a bus service to complete a rail journey.

Some exclusions will apply and full details are available by visiting https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/

Strikes by RMT are also planned to take place on Sundays up to and including June 5.