Disruptions At Manchester Piccadilly On 8th October Due to RMT Strikes

Those planning on travelling through Manchester Piccadilly station on the 8th October are being reminded about the reduced services as a result of the RMT strike action.

Per hour, only four trains will depart from the station, compared to the average 30 trains per hour.

The last trains will leave between 3pm and 5pm, with the station closing fully at 7pm.

Qualified back up staff will be working to keep services going during the strikes, but passengers should only travel if necessary and check www.nationalrail.co.uk to keep up to date.

Passengers should also expect disruption on the 9th October due to trains being in the wrong places for services.

Phil James, Network Rail’s North West route director, said: “Despite our best efforts to compromise and find a breakthrough in talks, rail unions remain intent on continuing and coordinating their strike action. This means once again many North West routes won’t be served at all, causing misery for millions of rail passengers. With a fraction of the usual workforce available, including signallers who safely move trains around the network there will be a severely limited service during RMT strike action this Saturday.

“I can only apologise for the impact another RMT strike will have on people’s lives. It is frustrating to yet again ask our passengers to change their plans and only make absolutely necessary journeys.”