Workers on Arriva Rail North to stage fresh 24-hour strikes on 17, 24 November, 1, 8, 15 December

Workers on Arriva Rail North are to stage five fresh strikes on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas in the long-running dispute over guards.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out for 24 hours on November 17 and 24, and on December 1, 8 and 15.

The new action will take the number of strikes against the company to 41 since the bitter row over the role of guards on trains flared.

Strikes had already been announced for the next two Saturdays, leading to huge disruption to services.

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South Western Railway plans to operate around half of its normal service on 3 November because of strike.

With further planned strikes by the RMT union this Saturday, South Western Railway (SWR) has said around half of its normal service will be running.


For services which are disrupted on November 3, there will be rail replacement services and ticket acceptance on other bus and rail networks have also been organised where possible.


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