TransPennine Express warns passengers of further strike disruption

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TransPennine Express warns passengers of further strike disruption

TransPennine Express warns passengers of further strike disruption
2022-04-09 09:17:00
A train operator is advising passengers to not try to travel on their services on future strike-affected days, unless their journey is essential. TransPennine Express (TPE) run trains between Hull and York and Hull and Leeds, among other routes and are currently locked in a dispute with the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) over pay conditions for train conductors when working on days off and on Sundays. Strikes have already taken place earlier this year, but more strike action is scheduled. The TPE train conductors are set to strike every Sunday until June 5 and on Easter Saturday, April 16, and the Saturday on the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, June 4. Kathryn O'Brien, TPE's customer experience director, said: “There has been strike action for the last eight Sundays and that is set to continue until June 5. The timetable that we have been able to operate has been very limited.” Read more: Easter rail disruption in Hull as Paragon Station gets £1.3m upgrade TPE have largely focused on strike days on running Manchester to Leeds and York services, which are some of their busiest and from those locations, people can make multiple connections to other lines. Some trains to and from Hull have been run by TPE on strike days but the service has been limited. Ms O'Brien said: “It does vary from week to week on the strike days, but it's generally about 20 per cent of the normal timetable that we're able to run.” On the Easter weekend, as well as the extended strike action, TPE and other train travellers from Hull will face the added disruption of all trains to Hull Paragon being suspended from April 16 to April 18 while a £1.3m Network Rail upgrade of the station takes place. TPE will bus customers between Selby and Hull, as well

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