One of Greater Anglia’s new trains at King’s Lynn. Credit: Greater Anglia

Rail operators have warned passengers to expect disruption to services for the next four days in the wake of this week’s strike action.

Govia Thameslink has said travellers wishing to use Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern or Thameslink services should expect severe disruption and amended timetables. The advice is to check the National Rail Journey Planner before travel.

This applies to the next two strike days – tomorrow (Thursday) and Saturday as well as the non-strike days – today (Wednesday) and Friday.

On Sunday, no trains will run before 7.15am, however after that, the regular Sunday service will operate.

Angie Doll, chief operating officer at Govia Thameslink Railway, said:  “We’re sorry to say that people should only travel by rail between June 21 and 26 if absolutely necessary due to strike action by RMT members at Network Rail and other train companies. Unfortunately, there will be very few train services and some routes will be closed altogether on strike days.

“Services will start much later than normal and finish early. All this may lead to very busy trains and possible delays. Passengers should plan ahead and think about travelling at another time.

“Strikes are terrible for passengers, especially as the country is starting to recover from the pandemic and return to rail. We urge the RMT to work with Network Rail and train operators to find a swift solution.”