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Milo Boyd

Full list of train strikes this October as more chaos on UK rails planned

Train passengers will face days of chaos this month as rail unions continue to strike over conditions and pay.

Services around the country came to a halt over the weekend as more than 40,000 union members staged a 24-hour walkout.

Rail workers have been striking since June, shutting down lines over several days as they push for a better deal.

The union planned what was billed as the biggest strike in decades to coincide with the start of the Tory Party conference on Sunday.

Train unions continue to push for better pay deals (Getty Images)

The second coordinated piece of industrial action has come today, targeting new PM Liz Truss's speech to her party at 11am this morning, whittling the number of attendees down considerably as people left early on Tuesday.

As well as disruption on strike days this months, services could also be impacted before and after due to the knock-on effect.

People are urged to plan ahead and only travel if necessary.

Here is a list of the planned strike days and which lines will be affected - to make life a little easier, we've listed the lines in alphabetical order for each day there is planned disruption.

See the full list below...

Wednesday 5 October

We've put a list together of the planned strike action (Martin Burton/SussexLive)
  • Avanti West Coast: No service.
  • c2c: Services will not be affected.
  • Chiltern Railways: No service.
  • CrossCountry: No service.
  • East Midlands Railway: No service.
  • Great Western Railway: There will be an "extremely limited service" from 7.30am to 6.30pm, with trains only running between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington; Reading and Oxford; and Reading and Basingstoke.
  • Greater Anglia: Passengers are urged not to travel on the severely reduced services, with few replacement bus services on offer.
  • LNER: No service to and from stations north of York, with a limited service on the lines from London Kings Cross and York, and Doncaster and Leeds.
  • Northern: No service.
  • Southeastern: No service.
  • South Western Railway: SWR drivers "will not be involved" in the ASLEF strike action on Wednesday, but services may be affected by industrial action on other lines, so check ahead of time.
  • TransPennine Express: There will be a "very limited service on some lines", with customers urged not to travel if possible, and to check ahead carefully if they must.
  • West Midlands Railway: No service.
  • Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express: Services will be running, but are expected to be "extremely busy" due to the strike action.
Train services across the country will be impacted by the industrial action (AFP via Getty Images)

Saturday 8 October

  • Avanti West Coast: Services will be limited and passengers should only travel if necessary.
  • c2c: There is "significant disruption expected on all lines" between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
  • Chiltern Railways: A "significantly reduced timetable is expected to run".
  • CrossCountry: Passengers should expect a "significantly reduced" timetable.
  • East Midlands Railway: Services will only operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
  • Great Western Railway: Services will be limited. Check back closer to the day for more details.
  • Greater Anglia: Passengers are urged to avoid travelling as services will be "severely reduced".
  • LNER: Non-union members will enable a service to run between 7.30am and 6.30pm across about half the network.
  • Northern: There will be a "very limited" services will run and customers are being advised not to travel.
  • South Western Railway: The operator will be running a "severely reduced" service on Saturday.
  • Southeastern: A limited number of services are to operate while some routes will be completely closed.
  • TransPennine Express: Signallers will walk out, meaning a "very limited service on some lines" between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
  • West Midlands Railway: A "significantly reduced service" will run from 7.30am to 6.30pm.
  • Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express: Passengers should only travel if necessary as services will be busier than usual.

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