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Industrial Action

Ends: 9 December 2023

Last updated: 30 November 2023

What’s happening?


ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has announced another series of strike action – between Friday 1 December and Saturday 9 December 2023 whereby members of the ASLEF union will refuse to work any overtime. During this time there is likely to a reduced service on some lines. Check with West Midlands Trains for details of affected local services as there are some amended timetables during this period.

Furthermore, on Sunday 3 December, there will be no West Midlands Trains services on this date. Transport for Wales and Cross Country Trains are operating on this date, expect services to be busy.  

Other regional train operators will also strike on different days during the announced week of strike action as follows:

Avanti West Coast - Sunday 3 December

Chiltern Railways - Sunday 3 December

CrossCountry - Thursday 7 December

Transport for Wales Railway are not affected by strike action, for information on other UK Rail operators check with National Rail Enquires.

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West Midlands Railway

CrossCountry Trains

Avanti West Coast

London North Western

Chiltern Railways

Transport for Wales

National Rail Enquiries

West Midlands Metro

West Midlands Metro services will operate to a normal timetable and are unaffected by this strike action. 

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Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Travelling locally?. For short trips walking or cycling could be the fastest way to get around. 
If you work, speak to your employer. about whether there is any flexibility in your hours or if there are any times when you could avoid travelling altogether, such as working from home.