First Transpennine Express strike action planned for 24th and 26th August 2011

The proposed industrial action affecting First TransPennine Express on Friday 26 August 2011 has now been suspended and a normal train service will now operate on First TransPennine Express services.

ASLEF and the RMT unions have announced that their members working for First TransPennine Express will be taking industrial action on Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 August 2011.

If the industrial action does go ahead, First TransPennine Express intend to run the following services on both days:

A two-hourly train service during between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly
An hourly service between Leeds or York and Manchester Piccadilly
Four trains in each direction between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh
Additional train services each evening between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Carlisle for alternative connections

Details of these services can be found here

Customers intending to travel via First TransPennine Express services on these dates should check their journey details closer to the time of travel.

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3 Responses to “First Transpennine Express strike action planned for 24th and 26th August 2011”

  1. thane farnell says:

    this totally messes up the end of my holiday as i have to leave a day early

  2. Janet Quinn says:

    I am flying out of Manchester airport on Wed 24th around 11am. I have a train reservation for 24th Aug at 0623. Should I take it or go the day before? If the day before, can I change my reservation? I made it through

  3. railtickets says:

    If you have an Advance Purchase ticket dated to travel on the 24 or 26 August, with either ‘TPE ONLY’ or ‘TPE & Connections’ printed on your ticket you will be able to use any First TransPennine Express service that is operating on these dates on your route. Other train operators on your route will also accept your ticket to enable you to make your journey on these dates. Please try to travel as near to your original time as possible.

    As well providing the above other train operating companies that operate on the Trans-Pennine Express network have agreed to the following;

    Advance purchase tickets dated for the 24 and 26 August, with ‘TPE & Connections’ printed on your ticket will be valid for travel 48 hours before and up to seven days after the date on the ticket. They will be valid for travel for the journey stated on the ticket and travel as near to the original journey time as possible.

    Advance purchase tickets dated the 24 and 26 August with ‘TPE ONLY’ printed on the ticket will also be valid for travel 48 hours before and up to seven days after the date on the ticket, but only on First TransPennine Express services.

    Alternatively if you choose not to travel at all then you will be entitled to a full refund for the affected journey. To claim your refund you will need to return the ticket to where it was purchased. If you have any queries about this please contact the Trans-Pennine Express customer relations team on 0845 600 1671 for further information.

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