The hours of operation across the network will also be reduced to between 07:30 and 18:30 on the day.
Full details of the services running can be found at: www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/disruption. The timetable will be in rail industry Journey Planners from Saturday 23 July.
Should the action go ahead it means:
- Manchester – Reading/Southampton: One train per hour between Manchester and Birmingham (via Crewe and Styal meaning we will not be calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport) due to a signal box closure on the line, and Birmingham-Reading (via Coventry & Oxford) with some extensions to Southampton
- Birmingham – Leicester: One train per hour between Birmingham and Leicester (via Nuneaton)
- Birmingham – North East and Scotland: One train per hour between Birmingham and York (via Derby, Sheffield and Leeds) with four trains per day extended to Edinburgh.
- Birmingham – Bristol and Cardiff: No trains will run between Birmingham and Bristol / Cardiff due to Gloucester signal box being closed. There is engineering work between Gloucester and Newport from Monday 18 July until Friday 02 September. During this time rail replacement road transport will be in operation on the route between Gloucester and Newport. This service will continue to operate on the strike day
- Bristol – Plymouth: Two trains per day between Bristol and Plymouth
- Leicester – Peterborough – Cambridge – Stansted Airport: No trains will run due to numerous signal boxes being closed
- Derby – Nottingham: No CrossCountry trains will run but East Midlands Railway will operate one train per hour
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ASLEF strike action – Saturday 30 July
You will also be aware that the ASLEF union has confirmed that strike action will take place on Saturday 30 July. While the strike does not involve ASLEF union members at CrossCountry, there will be an indirect impact on services. CrossCountry services will be extremely busy with disruption expected. Customers are being advised to check before they travel.
Full details will be available on CrossCountry dedicated website www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/disruption which will be regularly updated. Key information will also be shared directly with customers via numerous channels including social media.