When are the EMR strikes in April? Nottingham passengers warned of 'significant disruption' to train services

EMR has cancelled all services on one of the strike days
EMR services will be impacted by industrial action in early AprilEMR services will be impacted by industrial action in early April
EMR services will be impacted by industrial action in early April

East Midlands Railway (EMR) customers are being warned to expect “significant disruption” at the start of April. 

The train drivers’ ASLEF union has organised strikes between Friday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 9. 

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EMR has cancelled all services on Friday, April 5, due to the latest round of strikes. 

ASLEF union members will also be taking part in an overtime ban between Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6,, and between Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9. 

This will mean the possibility of short notice cancellations and alterations to the normal timetable.

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On Saturday, April 6, EMR will be operating an amended timetable between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield. 

This will mean a change to the routes normal stopping pattern and customers are advised to check their full journey, including first and last trains, before travelling.

Delays and disruption

Will Rogers, Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, said: “This approach from the ASLEF union means different parts of the network and different train operating companies are affected at different times. 

“Unfortunately, this will mean customers could be impacted by a complicated period of possible delays and disruption.

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“Unfortunately we cannot run any services on Friday, 5 April - while our services will also be busy on either side of this day.

“Customers are advised to check our website to understand how their whole journey is affected before setting off and can expect possible disruption or late notice cancellations.”

More information regarding the strikes can be found here.