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UK Rail Strikes Information

Strike Dates

Rolling one-day strikes will take place between Friday 5th April and Monday 8th April.

There will be an overtime ban affecting all operators from Thursday 4th April to Saturday 6th April and Monday 8th April to Tuesday 9th April.

Friday 5th - Monday 8th April

Rolling one-day walkouts will take place, affecting the services of operators on the following days:

Friday 5 April: Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains, and CrossCountry

Saturday 6 April: Chiltern, GWR, LNER, Northern, and TransPennine

Monday 8 April: c2c, Greater Anglia, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, South Western Railway main line and depot drivers, and SWR Island Line.

London Underground drivers who are members of the ASLEF union are also set to go on strike for 24 hours on Monday 8 April.

Thursday 4th April to Saturday 6th April and Monday 8th April to Tuesday 9th April

There will be an overtime ban affecting all operators on these dates.

Validity of Tickets

Customers with Advance, Anytime or Off-Peak tickets for travel between Friday 5th April – Monday 8th April can instead use their tickets any time between Thursday 4th April until Wednesday 10th April - this policy only applies to tickets purchased before the strikes were announced on 20th March.

Impact on Making Bookings

Our results are constantly updated so you can be sure that when you book a train it is due to run at that time. If there is a cancellation or rescheduling of your journey, you can claim a fee-free refund or rebook to travel at a different time for free.
You can claim a refund if you decide to rebook or not to travel here.

General Ticket Information

Additional information on ticket validity will be added to this page once we have it.

You can follow this general guide for claiming refunds and travelling on different trains.


Advance Tickets

If your train is cancelled, you will be entitled to a fee-free refund.

If your train is cancelled, you will be entitled to travel on the train before or after your scheduled train with the same operator. However, bear in mind this train may be very busy due to reduced services.


Flexible Tickets

If your train is cancelled, you will be entitled to a fee-free refund.

If your train is unaffected, but you decide not to travel, you will be entitled to a refund; however, an admin fee will be charged.


Return Tickets

If only one leg of your journey is affected by strikes you can still claim a fee-free refund for the whole journey.

You can claim a refund here.

Train Operator Updates

We will post any updates from train operating companies in regards to the strikes here: