Rail Strike Travel Advice

Rail strike called for 2 July

Last updated 28 June

The next scheduled strike affecting our services is on Saturday 2 July.

Should it go ahead, we’ll be running very reduced train service. And morning services on Sunday 3 July will start later than usual.

Here’s our travel advice

  • Only travel if necessary on Saturday 2 July.
  • Check revised train times for 2 and 3 July for your entire journey, before deciding to travel.
  • Expect severe disruption.
  • Plan ahead and make alternative travel arrangements if you can.
  • Check this page, and other train operators website you're travelling with, before you travel.

Train service on 2 July

Our revised train times for 2 and 3 July should be available on Wednesday 29 June. Train times in our journey planner won't be up to date until the update is made that day.

We’ll be running a very reduced service on 2 July. Trains will only be available for these routes and there will be no bus replacement service:

Timetable should be available on 30 June.

Norwich to London (Intercity train)

  • First train: 07.00
  • Last train: 19.00

London to Norwich (Intercity train)

  • First train: 09.30
  • Last train: 21.30

Colchester to London (additional train stopping at all stations)

  • First train: 06.43
  • Last train: 20.43

London to Colchester (additional train stopping at all stations)

  • First train: 08.30
  • Last train: 22.30

Timetable should be available on 30 June.

Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

  • First train: 04.00
  • Last train: 23.00

London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

  • First train: 05.36
  • Last train: 00.50

Timetable should be available on 30 June.

Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street (Stansted Express)

  • First train: 05.22
  • Last train: 21.42

London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport (Stansted Express)

  • First train: 04.10
  • Last train: 21.55

Train service on 3 July

The strike will affect morning services the next day. This means trains on Sunday 3 July will start later than usual.

Please check our website before deciding to travel. Our journey planner should be updated on Wednesday 29 June.

Your travel options

View ticket refund options for 20-26 June.

1. Travel on a different day with the same ticket

Daily tickets dated for 2 July, can be used to travel the day before and up to two days after.

You'll need to buy new London Underground tickets for that portion of your journey.

2. Change your ticket to a different date

Advance, Anytime, Off-peak and Super Off-Peak tickets can be changed to a different date with no admin fee, through the Book with Confidence policy.

For online purchases through Greater Anglia, you can do this by logging into your account.

3. Don’t travel and claim a refund

You can already get a full refund on unused daily tickets. This is when you decide not to travel after booking because your intended service is cancelled, delayed or rescheduled.

The journey planner will be updated with the 2 & 3 July revised train times on 30 June.

How did you buy your ticket? How to claim a Daily ticket refund
Greater Anglia website or app
  • Refund your tickets online, except for Advance tickets, by logging into your account.
  • If you checked out as a guest or bought an Advance ticket, email [email protected]. Or, call our Web Support Team on 0345 600 7245 (option 6).
  • Phone lines may be busy at the moment so if it’s more convenient, please email. Lines are open Monday to Sunday from 08:00 - 17:00 and an answer phone is available outside these times.
Greater Anglia station
  • Bring your ticket with you to any of our ticket offices
  • Please go back to your point of purchase

If you're a monthly or longer Season ticket holder, or activated a Flexi Season pass for a strike day, you can claim a strike day back if you decide not to travel with Delay Repay.

Please select the 'Did Not Travel' option when filling in your claim.

Assisted Travel

Passenger assistance will be available as usual for all trains which are running.

If you need assistance for 2-3 July, please plan your journey and book this in advance with Passenger Assist.

Are there any more strikes?

It’s possible there will be more strikes. Unions have to give two weeks’ notice of any further strike dates. We’ll share our travel advice for ones that’ll affect our trains on this page.