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Solihull rail passengers urged to only travel if necessary as strikes hit

Solihull Editorial 4th Nov, 2022   0

RAIL strikes are set to hit Solihull and Dorridge.

There will no Chiltern Railway services on November 5, and 9 due to a strike at train operating companies including Chiltern and on November 7 due to action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT).

The rail operator says on these days, there will be extremely limited availability of staff and as such it will not be able to operate services on most routes and advises passengers to only travel if absolutely essential.

There will be a later start to Chiltern Railways services on November 6, 8 and 10.




In a statement Chiltern Railways said: “We expect to have significantly less staff to service and prepare the number of trains we would normally need to operate the timetable, and we are unable to position our fleet how we normally would.

“Customers should check their first train if they are travelling on these days.


“As a result of the strike action, there will be some minor late-night alterations to a very small number of services on 4, 6, 8 and 10 November. Customers are advised to check their journey before travelling.”

Additionally, strike action is taking place on the London Underground network on November 10 and there will be no Chiltern Railways service between Aylesbury and Amersham on this day.

Chiltern Railways’ trains will also be unable to call at South Ruislip or Wembley Stadium station on November 10.

Some services will call at West Ruislip instead.

Due to additional strike action at West Midlands Railway on November 4, there will be no West Midlands Railway services on the Snow Hill Lines. Chiltern will be the only operator between Birmingham Moor Street and Warwick.

No Chiltern services will operate north of Moor Street in either direction on this day.

Due to additional strike action at Avanti West Coast on November 6, Chiltern Railways are also warning customers that services between London and Birmingham will be extremely busy, and owing to that, should only travel if absolutely essential.

For more and an amended timetable visit www.chilternrailways.co.uk.

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