London train strike 2022: Which train lines affected by July 30 strike tomorrow - full list of routes running
Several train companies serving London will be striking on Saturday July 30.
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Members of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen Union (Aslef) - which represents the UK’s train drivers - have voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay.
Drivers at seven different trains companies - which includes major routes into London - are to strike on Saturday.
“Strikes are always the last resort,” said Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef.
“We don’t want to inconvenience passengers – our friends and families use public transport, too – and we don’t want to lose money by going on strike but we’ve been forced into this position by the companies driven by the government.
“Many of our members – who were, you will remember, the men and women who moved key workers and goods around the country during the pandemic – have not had a pay rise since 2019.
“With inflation running at north of 10% that means those drivers have had a real terms pay cut over the last three years.”
The latest strike comes after a nationwide RMT train strike on Wednesday, which meant only around one in five trains running.
RMT members will also strike on August 18 and 20, and there is a further Aslef strike on August 13.
What date is the train strike?
Aslef has said that the strike will take place all day on Saturday July 30.
Which rail companies will be affected by the strike - will trains be running?
Drivers at seven rail companies will be going on strike across the country tomorrow:
- London Overground (Arriva Rail London)
- Greater Anglia
- Great Western Railway
- Hull Trains
- West Midlands Trains
Chiltern Railways drivers had previously said they would be striking, however they are now no longer walking out on Saturday July 30.
Six of these train operators affect London, and they confirmed whether trains would be running:
- London Overground: Transport for London (TfL) has said no London Overground or Night Overground services are expected on Saturday. Services are expected to return to normal by 9am on Sunday.
- Greater Anglia: Greater Anglia says that customers should avoid travelling: “Our service will be heavily reduced and disrupted. And, most routes will not have trains.” There will be one train per hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, Colchester, Southend and Stansted Airport.
- Great Western Railway: GWR has advised passengers to find alternative transport, as there will be an “extremely limited” service between 7am and 7pm. It says the only route from London that any trains will run on is Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. No other services will operate. On Sunday, trains will still be disrupted and a reduced service will operate on long-distance routes to Bristol, Swansea, Plymouth and Oxford.
- Hull Trains: There will only be one train from King’s Cross to Hull, which will depart at 11.48am.
- LNER: LNER said it has an “extremely limited timetable and our trains are going to be very busy”, urging customers to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. The last train from King’s Cross to Edinburgh will be at 3pm, to Newcastle at 5.30pm and the only direct service to Leeds will be at 5.03pm.
- Southeastern: Southeastern has said no trains will be running at all on Saturday. A normal service will be running on Sunday.
Which rail companies will be running trains on Saturday July 30?
These train companies were not balloted for strike action, and so will be running a full service:
- Chiltern Railways
- Cross Country Trains
- East Midlands Railway
- South Western Railway
- Avanti West Coast
- Thameslink (including Gatwick Express)
- Great Northern
What are the train strike dates?
There are train strikes on:
- Saturday August 13 (Aslef) - with disruption continuing on Sunday August 14.
- Thursday August 18 (RMT) - with disruption continuing on Friday August 19.
- Saturday August 20 (RMT) - with disruption continuing on Sunday August 21.
There is also Tube strike organised by the RMT Union, which is due to be held on Friday August 19.