No Northern train services across the North of England next Thursday due to the latest strike by ASLEF

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There will be no Northern services across the North of England next Thursday (May 9) due to the latest industrial action by ASLEF.

The union, which largely represents train drivers, has called multiple strikes on different days at rail operators across the country.

As such, Northern customers connecting onto services with other train operators are advised to check before they travel for all journeys between Monday, May 6 and Saturday, May 11.

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During that period, Northern says its services are likely to be busier than usual as people take alternative routes to avoid strikes elsewhere.

Platforms at Morpeth Railway Station. Northern trains stop at this station.Platforms at Morpeth Railway Station. Northern trains stop at this station.
Platforms at Morpeth Railway Station. Northern trains stop at this station.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer for Northern, said: “Unfortunately, the action by ASLEF on Thursday, May 9 will see our network grind to a halt.

“On the days when strikes are taking place with other train operators, we will do everything we can to keep our services moving.”

For more information about the strike, go to www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/strikes

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