Industrial action is set to impact the rail network on the following dates:

  • Sunday 11 December (RMT Union affecting Avanti West Coast)
  • Monday 12 December (RMT Union affecting Avanti West Coast)
  • Tuesday 13 December 2022 (RMT Union)
  • Wednesday 14 December 2022 (RMT Union)
  • Friday 16 December 2022 (RMT Union)
  • Saturday 17 December 2022 (RMT Union)
  • Tuesday 3 January 2023 (RMT Union)
  • Wednesday 4 January 2023 (RMT Union)
  • Friday 6 January 2023 (RMT Union)
  • Saturday 7 January 2023 (RMT Union)

On these dates, customers should expect timetables and operating hours to be be significantly affected.

We strongly advise you to check your entire journey before you travel, both once the strike timetables are confirmed and on the day itself.


Key advice

Advice varies dependent upon your operator, with some advising to not travel or only travel if necessary. Please visit your train operator's website for specific advice.

For all strikes, we advise you to regularly check the status of your journey with your operator (particularly immediately before you travel), arrive early for your train and expect services to be busier than normal.

This information is subject to change, so please continue to check this page for updates and check with your operator before travel.


Sunday 11 and Monday 12 December

  • RMT members working as train managers for Avanti West Coast will take strike action.
  • This will impact Avanti services between Manchester and London Euston.

Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December

  • Thousands of members of the RMT working for Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will strike.
  • A very limited rail service will operate. Customers are advised to travel only if necessary and to check immediately before travel.
  • During the strikes, there will be no rail replacement bus services operating.
  • Strikes will likely impact rail journeys on the days before and after industrial action.
  • There is no ticket acceptance in place on bus or Metrolink services. You will need to purchase a separate bus or Metrolink ticket for your journey.

Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January 2023

  • Thousands of members of the RMT working for Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will strike.
  • A very limited rail service will operate. Customers are advised to travel only if necessary and to check immediately before travel.
  • During the strikes, there will be no rail replacement bus services operating.
  • Strikes will likely impact rail journeys on the days before and after industrial action.
  • There is no ticket acceptance in place on bus or Metrolink services. You will need to purchase a separate bus or Metrolink ticket for your journey.

Contact

Get in touch with us on twitter at @OfficialTfGM or @MCRMetrolink.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0161 244 1000.

Staff are available to help 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm at weekends.