Reminder of planned industrial action affecting Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April

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Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding passengers that planned industrial action by RMT Union members will affect Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April.

The 24-hour strike, by RMT members, is planned from 00:01 to 23:59 on Friday 28 April and will only affect Northern services.

People are advised to visit link)  for details or visit the Industrial Action page on Northern’s website at link).

Northern has stated it expects to run more than 40 per cent of its normal timetable, and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses. The company expects all services to be extremely busy, with industrial action taking place on the Friday before the Bank Holiday weekend and the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

Details are at link).

Services run by Grand Central, East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry will run as normal but their trains – particularly last trains – could be busier than usual.

Public transport and roads are expected to be busier than usual on Friday and people are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Alternative ways of travelling include buses, and people travelling into Leeds may choose to use Elland Road Park & Ride. Other options include cycling, sharing a vehicle with friends, colleagues or neighbours and walking part of the journey.

Further information on all of these can be found at link)

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