East Midlands Railway reminding customers of significantly reduced services next week due to industrial action
By Tom Surgay
26th May 2023 | Local News
East Midlands Railway (EMR), which operates all trains that call at Hucknall Station, has reminded customers that its services will be significantly reduced next week due to industrial action by members of the RMT and ASLEF unions.
There will be no services at all next Wednesday (31 May) and next Saturday (3 June) as members from union ASLEF will take industrial action. This strike action specifically affects train drivers and therefore EMR will be unable to operate any trains during the action. The strikes will also affect other train operating companies and their services across the country.
Customers should also expect possible short notice cancellations or alterations on Thursday 1 June. This is due to action short of a strike taking place by members of the ASLEF Union.
On Friday 2 June, EMR will be operating a significantly reduced service due to industrial action by the RMT union - with trains only running between 0730 - 1830 and the last departures starting between 1500 and 1630. This includes only one train per hour running between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham on The Robin Hood Line, a route which stops at Hucknall.
On this day, Intercity trains will also start from Derby, rather than Sheffield, due to the North Derby Block engineering works taking place. However, CrossCountry will be running a shuttle service between Sheffield and Derby and customers can travel between Sheffield and Nottingham to change for London services too.
Customers are being advised to travel by rail only if absolutely necessary and should be aware that strike action will affect other routes across the country - with very limited services running across the whole rail network.
Customers should also ensure they check their full journey before traveling and are strongly advised to check the EMR website, information in stations, and social media for the latest advice and information.
Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: "Unfortunately, we will be unable to run any services next Wednesday and Saturday and only a limited number on Friday.
"On Friday, we are advising customers to plan ahead and only travel by rail if absolutely necessary and understand how the engineering works north of Derby affect their journey.
"Customers are also strongly advised to check when the time of their last train is before setting off."