RAIL strikes are taking place across Network Rail for three days in June, promising chaos for commuters.
But when are do they finish, and what lines will be affected? Here's all you need to know.
What are the rail strike dates?
National rail strikes are taking place on three days – June 21, 23 and 25, 2022.
Over 50,000 rail workers will walk out in a dispute over job losses, conditions and pay.
RMT claims Network Rail and the train operating companies have hit their staff with multiyear pay freezes and plan to cut thousands of jobs and that these cuts will make the railways unsafe.
Last ditch talks to halt the strikes failed to resolve a dispute over pay, jobs and conditions, according to the union, so the walk outs will go ahead.
Half the network will close in the biggest strike by rail workers for a generation.
Tube workers are also striking in a separate dispute on June 21, 2022, to coincide with the first day of the rail strikes.
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When do the train strikes finish?
The last day of three days of strikes is on June 25, 2022.
However, this may not mean an end to the disruption.
Train services are expected to be impacted on the days without planned strike action due to knock-on effects.
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Which train lines are affected by the rail strike?
Tens of thousands of Network Rail staff and 13 train operators are expected to take part in the industrial action, with major disruption expected.
The train operators are:
- Chiltern Railways
- Cross County Trains
- Greater Anglia
- East Midlands Railway
- Great Western Railway
- Northern Trains
- South Eastern Railway
- South Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- Avanti West Coast
- West Midlands Trains
Services on most train lines will be severely reduced.
Passengers have been advised not to travel by train unless it's essential.
Only about 4,500 services will be running, of the 20,000 seen normally.
Services that are operating will start later and finish early, from between 07:30 and 18:30.
No trains will travel north from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Will there be any more rail strikes in 2022?
At the moment there are no more rail strikes planned for 2022.
But on June 19, 2022, RMT boss Mick Lynch warned the walk-outs may only be the start.
The union leader said the rail strike will go on “as long as it needs to”.
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He added: “We call on our members to stand firm, support the action and mount the pickets.”
He said Britain should brace itself for a “wave” of strikes across the entire economy.
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