Rail strike: Virgin Trains scraps west coast services on Monday and Tuesday
Bank holiday rail disruption looms after operator axes west coast trains and reduces east coast timetable amid threat of industrial action
Virgin Trains has cancelled its west coast train services next Monday and Tuesday and plans only a very limited east coast timetable, although talks continue between Network Rail and unions over the planned bank holiday strike.
Other operators have drawn up contingency plans for vastly reduced services should the industrial action go ahead, after Network Rail urged passengers to be prepared for massive disruption next week.
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We are continuing to talk with the unions and we believe there is a settlement to be had
Source: Guardian Transport