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Rail strikes in Lincolnshire tomorrow

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Some train services in Lincolnshire will be affected by 24-hour strike action tomorrow.

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) members are expected to walk-out as part of a dispute over guards and safety on Wednesday, May 9.

Workers at Northern Rail, Greater Anglia and Southern Western Railway franchises are due to strike.

Northern Rail has said it will still run over a thousand services, but that some routes may run on alternative timetables.

In particular, the Sheffield to Lincoln route will be subject to some changes.

During these hours the franchise expects to operate around 65% of the normal weekly timetable.

A statement on Northern Rail’s website read: “As the overall number of trains running will be reduced, we expect trains and any replacement buses we operate to be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

“During the RMT strike action we expect all services to be busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods, and advise you to allow extra time to travel.”

Replacement bus services will be in force at some stations, while some tickets may be valid on other train operators.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said previously: “Despite strenuous efforts by RMT Reps to reach a negotiated settlement to this dispute the vital safety role of the guard is still under threat and the extension of DOO remains a serious risk.‎

“RMT Reps across the company have made it clear that the fight for a safe and accessible railway for all continues and that the members remain rock solid and united in securing that objective.”

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