Talks fail to avert rail strikes in Liverpool on Grand National day
Breakdown in negotiations means walkout will hit Northern, Merseyrail and Southern networks on Saturday
Talks between the RMT union and train companies to head off industrial action have broken down, with strike action now confirmed for Saturday across Southern, Northern and Merseyrail networks.
The 24-hour walkout will mean many services being cancelled in the north, including on Merseyrail on Grand National Day. The action is linked to disputes about the roles and responsibilities of conductors.
Source: Guardian Transport