Train strikes planned for Saturday to take place as Nottingham Pride takes place

Anyone who is travelling for Pride might want to check their travel times as train strikes set to take place this Saturday
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Customers are being advised to travel by rail only if absolutely necessary as East Midlands Railway’s (EMR) services will yet gain be significantly reduced on Saturday due to industrial action by members of the RMT union.

From Monday, 31 July to Saturday, 5 August, and Monday, 7 August to Saturday, 12 August, there will likely be several late notice cancellations due to action short of a strike by the ASLEF union, which will also disrupt the estimated 11,000-15,000 people who plan to attend Saturday’s annual Nottingham pride event.

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On Saturday, July 29 many of EMR’s routes will be reduced to one train an hour, with trains only running between 07:30 - 18:30 and last departures starting between 15:00 and 16:30. An extra 11,000 people are expected to come into the city centre to join in the celebrations on the day. Pride fans will have to take note of any cancellations or alterations to their trains.

Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We will be significantly reducing our services on Saturday due to the ongoing strike organised by the RMT union.

During next week’s strike action, customers should be aware that strike action will affect other routes across the country, with very limited services running across the whole rail network.

Will added: “It is recommended that customers also check the departure time of their last train before embarking on their journey and familiarise themselves with the overall impact of the strike on their entire route.”

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If a customer’s train is cancelled or delayed or they choose not to travel due to strike action, tickets can be changed to another date, or they can be returned for a full refund at their point of purchase.

“For detailed guidance and daily travel updates, please visit our website.”