There Are Rail Strikes All This Week Which Means There'll Be Even FEWER Trains Running
Just when you thought commuting life couldn't be worse
Northern Rail customers are expected to face even more delays this week due to a planned strike action over guards on trains.
Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are taking part in a 24-hour strike today (Tuesday 19 June), with further action taking place on Thursday 21st and Saturday 23rd June.
Northern Rail said it will run as many rail services as they can between the hours of 7am and 7pm on strike days.
Regional director for Northern, Sharon Keith, told the BBC: "On each day of the strike action we will be running fewer services and expect those services we do operate to be extremely busy.
"It is, therefore, vital that anyone thinking of travelling with Northern on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday plans their journey carefully."
*Insert Rolling Eyes Emoji*
A Department for Transport spokesman added: "This dispute is not about jobs or safety. Guards have been guaranteed their jobs and the independent rail regulator has ruled that driver-controlled trains, which have been used in this country for 30 years, are safe.
"We urge the union to abandon these strikes, work with the train operator and make passengers' services their number one priority."