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Strike disruption for Northern rail passengers

As a result of ASLEF strike action, there will be no Northern services today - Thursday, May 9.

Additional disruption is expected until May 11, due to action short of strike called by ASLEF where some short-notice amendments may take place.

If travelling with Northern, or connecting onto other services across the country, check before you travel as industrial action may affect multiple parts of your journey.

Some Northern services are expected to be very busy on routes shared with other train operators.

Disruption summary:

9 May - there are no Northern train services

6-11 May - Check before travelling - Majority of services will be running as planned on these days, but please check before travellingas close to the time as possible as short notice cancellations are likely. 

Remember to check your entire journey as services across the country may be affected. Find out more about how strikes will impact across the whole rail network at NationalRail.co.uk

You can request a fee-free change of journey for all ticket types if the train is cancelled or delayed, or rescheduled from that in the published timetable of the day after you have purchased a ticket, via our refunds requests page.

If you have a ticket for the day(s) industrial action is taking place you can use the ticket for travel on specified alternative days (excludes London Underground):

  • Customers with Advance, Anytime or Off-Peak tickets for travel between Tuesday 7th May – Thursday 9th May can instead use their tickets any time between Monday 6th May until Monday 13th May - The policy only applies to tickets purchased before the strikes were announced i.e. 22rd April.

Daily tickets, such as Anytime or Off-Peak can claim a full refund with no admin fee if you decide not to travel from the point of purchase on the refunds request page or find more refund details on the Northern Refunds page

Season ticket refund, including flexi – you can get a refund on the portion of the season ticket not used, as per the standard refund policy through the season ticket compensation form more information can be found on the season ticket strike calculator page.

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