RAIL STRIKES- No WMR services to Coventry on Wednesday or Saturday - The Coventry Observer

9th Aug, 2022

RAIL STRIKES- No WMR services to Coventry on Wednesday or Saturday

Ryan Smith 22nd Jul, 2022

WEST Midlands Railway (WMR) is urging passengers in Coventry to plan ahead after two strike days were announced for next week.

There will be no services on the Nuneaton to Leamington Spa service via Coventry next Wednesday and Saturday.

This is due to a strike by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on Wednesday and the driver union Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) on Saturday.

There is also expected to be some minor disruption to services on Thursday morning due to train displacement.

There will be limited services on some regular routes between 7.30am and 6.30pm on Wednesday but Saturday’s strike will result in no WMR trains running at all and those attending Commonwealth Games events have been advised to use other modes of travel, including specially laid-on road transport.

WMR customer experience director Jonny Wiseman said: “It is very disappointing that these planned strikes are set to cause significant disruption to our customers.

“On both affected dates customers should only travel if their journey is essential and they have no means of transport available to them.

“People holding advance tickets for travel on the affected dates can use them on alternative dates or return them to their point of purchase for a refund.”

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