Published on: Friday, 18 November 2022
Last updated: Friday, 18 November 2022
Pic credit: Greater Anglia
Greater Anglia is reminding people to avoid travelling on its trains on Saturday 26 November, when services will be disrupted by a train drivers’ strike.
Services on main routes to London will be severely reduced and there will be no trains at all on many Greater Anglia lines due to a strike by train drivers’ union ASLEF.
There will be one train per hour on routes between London Liverpool Street and Colchester, Norwich and Southend Victoria and on the Stansted Express service.
But there will no trains at all on any other routes including the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street mainline.
First trains will start later than usual and last trains will finish earlier than usual.
First and last train times to London Liverpool Street from Colchester will be 08.13 and 20.13; from Norwich 08.00 and 19.00; and from Southend Victoria 08.13 and 22.00.
In the other direction, first and last trains from Liverpool Street to Colchester will be 10.00 and 22.00; to Norwich 10.30 and 21.30; and to Southend Victoria 09.47 and 23.45.
Stansted Express service first and last train times will be: from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street 05.15 and 00.30 and from Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport 04.10 and 23.25.
Anyone who has booked a ticket to travel on Saturday 26 November will be able to travel either the day before or up to and including Tuesday 29 November instead, or they can contact their retailer for a refund or to change the date.
Trains not running due to the strike will not be replaced by buses.
First services on Sunday 27 November, will start later than usual as a knock-on effect of the 24-hour strike.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director said: “We’re very sorry that once again we must advise people to avoid travelling on our trains, but with our drivers on strike we have no other option.
“We know people will have been planning to go Christmas shopping, visit the Christmas lights in London, go to shows and events or to watch FA Cup matches on Saturday 26 November and that now they will be disappointed.
“We will continue as an industry to carry on talking to ASLEF and other rail unions to try to resolve these disputes, to bring an end to these very disruptive strikes.”
Full details of timetables, refunds and other information will be available from http://www.greateranglia.co.uk/strikes.
Other train companies affected by the ASLEF action are Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Trains, Southeastern, Transpennine Express, and West Midlands Trains.