All of the closed routes and partial rail providers this week

Commuters are braced for rail chaos this week because the Rail, Maritime and Transport Staff union (RMT) and ticketing union TSSA stroll out on coordinated practice strikes, bringing Britain’s rail and metro networks to a shuddering halt.

Main transport hyperlinks are anticipated to be extraordinarily disrupted on the principle strike days of Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20, whereas a Tube strike will hit the London Underground on Friday, August 19.

Most rail operators are additionally warning passengers to keep away from travelling on strike days and to plan forward on Friday 19 and Sunday 21 as disruption continues. Londoners can count on additional disruption amid walkouts on TfL providers on Friday.

Right here’s the newest timetable info from operators in regards to the RMT and TSSA strikes.

Which trains are working on rail strike days?

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast is advising prospects to not journey on Thursday 18 August or Saturday 20 August.

In the course of the industrial motion on August 18 and 20, the corporate will run one practice per hour from Euston to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Preston, with a restricted service on to Glasgow. The primary practice will depart earlier than 8am and the final mid-afternoon. 

North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh may have no providers. Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Runcorn stations might be closed.


On the c2c route, a diminished service might be working from 7:30am till 6:30pm on strike days, round a 3rd of regular service. Two trains per hour will run from Fenchurch Avenue to Shoeburyness and to Pitsea by way of Rainham. No trains will run by way of Ockendon or Chafford Hundred. 

On Friday 19 and Sunday 21 August,a full service is because of resume from 8am, though passengers ought to be ready for knock-on disruption. 

Caledonian Sleeper

Though Caledonian Sleeper workers usually are not on strike, all providers on from Wednesday 17 via to Friday 19 August have been cancelled.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern are advising prospects they are going to be working a particularly restricted service, and not using a substitute bus service.

On Thursday 18, just one practice per hour will run from London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway, Banbury, Aylesbury and between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham respectively.

The service will run between 8am and 5pm, with no trains working north of Banbury.

On Friday 19, no Chiltern Railways trains will function on the route Marylebone – Amersham – Aylesbury Vale Parkway for the whole day. There will even be no service earlier than 9am.

On Saturday 20, two trains per hour will function from Marylebone to Excessive Wycombe and one practice per hour to Aylesbury by way of Amersham. There might be no service north of Excessive Wycombe and no substitute bus service. 

On Sunday 21, there might be no trains earlier than 9am and there are deliberate engineering works between Excessive Wycombe and Bicester, and in addition between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury all day, with substitute buses on some routes.


CrossCountry might be working a extraordinarily restricted service on strike days. On Thursday August 18, no practice service will run between Cardiff Central and Nottingham because of the rail strikes. Companies to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Penzance, Plymouth and Exeter St Davids are cancelled. 

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Edinburgh – Southampton Central and Manchester Piccadilly – and between Birmingham New Avenue and Leicester. 

On Saturday August 20, trains will solely run between Derby and Edinburgh and between Southampton Central and Manchester Piccadilly.

East Midlands Railway

On Thursday 18, East Midlands Railway providers will begin at 7:30am and finish at 6:30pm. There might be one practice per hour working on the Intercity hyperlink between Nottingham and London and Sheffield and London. There will even be one practice per hour between Derby and Matlock, Derby and Nottingham and Leicester and Nottingham. All different routes are closed. 

There will even be one practice working per hour between Derby and Matlock.

Friday August 19 will see a diminished service.

Saturday August 20 will function one practice per hour between London to Nottingham and to Sheffield. There might be one practice per hour from Derby to Matlock and Derby to Nottingham. All different traces of route might be closed.

Elizabeth Line

London’s newly-minted Elizabeth Line service is warning passengers to count on a diminished rail service. 

Gatwick Specific

All Gatwick Specific trains are cancelled on RMT strike days. 

Grand Central

Solely three trains will run between London and Sunderland on August 18, with all providers starting and ending in Northallerton.

On the western facet, once more solely three trains will run, between Wakefield and Kings Cross. The one cease on these providers might be Doncaster.

On Friday 19, trains usually are not resulting from begin till after 7:50am. The community has but to supply an up to date timetable for Saturday 20.

Nice Northern and Thameslink

On strike days, two trains per hour will run to each Bedford and Luton from St Pancras Worldwide

One practice per hour will run between London King’s Cross and Ely, and there might be a further practice between Cambridge and Ely as soon as an hour. There will even be one practice per hour working between King’s Cross and Cambridge, with two per hour for journeys from King’s Cross to Peterborough, Welywn Backyard Metropolis and Stevenage by way of Hertford North.

On Friday August 19, a half hourly shuttle will run between London King’s Cross and Peterborough, and an hourly shuttle will run between Horsham and Dorking.

Nice Western Rail

On Thursday 18, no providers will run in Cornwall, West of Newton Abbot, on any branches in Devon, or on the South Wales principal line. Companies are additionally cancelled within the following areas: Studying and Taunton, Bathtub Spa and Portsmouth Harbour, Westbury and Weymouth, Swindon and Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Seaside, Hereford and Oxford, Cheltenham Spa and Swindon, Worcester and Gloucester, on the Greenford department and North Downs line.

Moreover on Saturday 20, no providers will run from Bristol to London Paddington, Cardiff to Bathtub, Bristol to Glouchester or Bristol to Exeter.

Larger Anglia

Has but to replace its timetable however is advising passengers to not journey on strike days. 

Heathrow Specific

Companies will function between  7:30am and 6:10pm on August 18 and 20. On August 19 there isn’t any service between 5am and seven:30am. 

Hull Trains

Companies will function between Doncaster and London Kings Cross and solely between 7:30am and 6:30pm.

Island Line

A standard service will run as there isn’t any strike motion.


A restricted service will solely run between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh twice per hour and between London and Leeds as soon as per hour on strike days. 

London Northwestern Railway

A restricted timetable might be working on August 18 and 20 on Birmingham to London Euston by way of Northampton and Birmingham to Crewe by way of Wolverhampton. Trains will begin at 7:33am with providers ending by 6:10pm. 

On August 19 there might be restricted timetable ranging from 7:39am and buses substitute trains between Stafford – Crewe by way of Stoke-on-Trent.


Lumo will run a diminished service with three trains per day on Thursday and Saturday from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh and vice versa, with 4 providers on Friday.


On August 18 and 20, Merseyrail might be impacted by workers shortages, working an hourly service calling at chosen stations solely between 7:30am and 6:30pm.

There might be no trains from Chester, Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port and no service on the Hunts Cross line.


On August 18 and 20 an hourly service will run on Liverpool to Manchester – and on Leeds to York, Ilkley, Skipton, Sheffield and Bradford. No trains will run earlier than 7:30am or after 6pm.

All different routes is not going to run.


ScotRail workers usually are not concerned within the dispute however additional disruption is predicted. Two trains per hour are anticipated between Edinburgh and Glasgow by way of Falkirk Excessive, Helensburgh, Inverkeithing, Tweedbank. One practice per hour is predicted between Edinburgh and Glasgow by way of Shotts.

Two per hour are anticipated between Glasgow to Hamilton and Lanark. One practice per hour is predicted from Glasgow Queen St to Larbert and Falkirk Grahamston. Two trains per hour will run between Milngavie and Springburn. 

Companies will run between 7:30am and 6:30pm. 

South Western Railway

Trains will solely run between 7:15am and 6:30pm on strike days between London Waterloo so far as Woking, Basingstoke and Southampton and London Waterloo and Windsor and Eaton Riverside. All different principal line and department traces is not going to run. 


On Thursday August 18 and Saturday August 20, passengers are warned solely to journey if completely mandatory. Solely 44 out of 180 stations might be open. There are not any rail substitute bus providers for closed stations. Charing Cross and Cannon Avenue might be closed on each strike days. No Southeastern trains will serve Victoria on the strike days.

A diminished frequency service will run between London Bridge and Sevenoaks. Trains will even serve London Bridge-Dartford by way of the Greenwich, Blackheath and Sidcup branches. There might be no trains east of Dartford or south of Sevenoaks.

The primary Excessive Velocity practice from Ashford to London St Pancras by way of Ebbsfleet leaves at 7:45am. The final practice to London leaves at 4.30pm. Within the reverse course the final departure from London is at 5:30pm.

The final trains again to London will even run a lot sooner than common, and passengers may be unable to board trains the place a restricted service is working, particularly at Ashford and Ebbsfleet.

Southern and Thameslink

On Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, two trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Brighton, calling at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Gatwick Airport solely.

Two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton calling at main stations together with Three Bridges, Haywards Heath and Hassocks.

Equally, two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport; and between London Bridge and Three Bridges.

There will even be restricted service between London Victoria and Sutton, Epsom Downs and West Croydon.

TransPennine Specific

A really restricted service will run on Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August, with simply 5 departures from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport all through the day. These start at 8.45am and the final leaves Preston at 4.50pm. In the other way the final practice leaves Manchester Airport at 5.10pm.

One practice per hour will run between Manchester Piccadilly and York. Simply two trains will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. 5 trains will run between Cleethorpes and Sheffield on each strike days, between 7.30am and 4.20pm.

On Friday 19 August TPE will run each different hour between Edinburgh and Manchester Airport, beginning at 8.10am and ending at 8.10pm. The final practice from Manchester north to Edinburgh leaves at 9pm.

Transport for Wales

On Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August no trains will run apart from an “important journey solely” service between Cardiff Central and Treherbert, calling at Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare.

A second “important journey solely” service will run as soon as per hour between Cardiff and Newport.

No different trains will run. There might be no rail substitute buses besides on the night of 18 August.

West Midlands Railway

One practice per hour will run from Birmingham to Northampton between 7.30am and 5.15pm. Trains from Northampton to London Euston will run twice per hour between 7.40am and 4.40pm.

Trains in the other way run at related instances, with the primary leaving Euston at 7.30am and the final northbound departure from Northampton to Birmingham at 5.30pm.

There might be one practice per hour between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch; one practice per hour between Lichfield Trent Valley and Bromsgrove every means, whereas from 5.00pm, departures from Lichfield Trent Valley will solely run so far as Birmingham New Avenue.

Further morning providers will run between Birmingham New Avenue–Redditch and Birmingham New Avenue-Lichfield Trent Valley.

There might be one practice in every course between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Avenue, calling in any respect native stations, and one practice per hour in every course between Birmingham New Avenue and Crewe.

Companies to and from Birmingham New Avenue and Birmingham Worldwide, in addition to between Birmingham New Avenue-Northampton will run hourly in every course.

A diminished timetable might be in operation on Friday 19 August.

How will the Tube strikes have an effect on London Overground and Underground providers?

London Overground

RMT and Arriva workers will stroll out on Friday, August 19 and no providers might be working on the Overground or Evening Overground.  

A diminished service is predicted on Thursday and Saturday between 8am and 6pm.

London Underground

Transport for London warns that on Friday, August 19, Tube providers might be extraordinarily restricted or not working in any respect. 

It says: “TfL expects extreme disruption on all London Underground traces on Friday 19 August, with little to no providers all through the day resulting from RMT’s strike motion. There will even be no Evening Tube or Evening Overground service from Friday night. Clients are suggested to keep away from travelling on the Tube and solely journey if important on the remainder of the community.”

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