Customers advised to find alternative transport to Strawberry Fair event on 3 June

Published on: Thursday, 25 May 2023
Last updated: Thursday, 25 May 2023

Greater Anglia is advising visitors to Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair festival on Saturday 3 June to find alternative travel to and from the venue, as industrial action is set to severely disrupt rail services.

Strikes have been called by the ASLEF trades union on 31 May and 3 June and by the RMT on 2 June.

As a result, there will be no Greater Anglia train services serving Cambridge on 3 June, so Festival-goers are asked to check other means of getting to and from the event.

Customers are also advised that planned engineering work will significantly affect train services in the Cambridge area on Sunday 4 June, so passengers should check details before they travel. In addition, as it is the day following a strike, train services on Sunday 4 June will start later than usual in the morning – from 07.30 onwards.

Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles said: “We are very sorry that these strikes are disrupting people’s plans.

“Unfortunately, we are left with no option but to ask people to avoid travelling with us because, as with previous strike days, we are only able to run a small fraction of our usual services, including on 3 June none at all to/from Cambridge.

“The rail industry remains committed to settling this dispute and talks are continuing.”

Trains not running due to the strike will not be replaced by buses.

Further information about the strikes can be found at