26 March update on impact of threatened rail strikes – ATOC26/03/2010
Train companies are working with Network Rail to establish the impact of the planned strike on services and expect from Thursday 1 April to be able to publish revised timetables for 6, 7, 8 and 9 April, the days on which industrial action is threatened.
These timetables will allow passengers to plan with confidence over the period of threatened strikes.
Passengers should be assured that, if they have a ticket and their train is subsequently cancelled, they will be entitled to a full refund.
If services are affected, arrangements would be made to let passengers travel on alternative dates or obtain a full refund.
Special arrangements will apply to Season Ticket holders if trains are not operating on their route. Season Ticket holders should check with the dedicated page on the National Rail Enquiries website, www.nationalrail.co.uk/dispute, if the planned strike action takes place.
A spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies said: “Train companies are working closely with Network Rail to make sure that, if a strike takes place, as many trains as possible run and disruption is kept to a minimum. We would recommend that passengers check the National Rail Enquiries website for the latest information.”
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