Thinking of going to the Birmingham Christmas Market?
West Midlands Railway (WMR) is urging passengers to plan ahead with strike action set to significantly impact services on four dates over coming days.
On Friday 4 November a very limited timetable will be in operation on WMR routes due to strike action by members of the TSSA trade union.
A similar reduced service will also run on Saturday 5 November, Monday 7 November and Wednesday 9 November due to national strike action by members of the RMT union.
The action coincides with the start of the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham and people planning to attend on affected dates are being urged to plan their journeys carefully.
Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said: “It is disappointing that our passengers’ journeys will again be impacted by industrial action over the next week.
“A very limited timetable will be in operation on strike days and we are urging passengers to only travel if absolutely necessary.
“The action coincides with the opening of the popular Christmas market in Birmingham and I am urging anyone attending to plan their travel carefully as rail services will be extremely limited.”
On Friday 4 November, Saturday 5 November, Monday 7 November and Wednesday 9 November, no trains will run on the Birmingham-Shrewsbury route.
For up-to-date information on the strike action, including details of ticketing and refunds, visit www.wmr.uk/industrialaction