PASSENGERS have been warned of major disruption as a rail strike looms.
Northern Rail drivers are due to take industrial action on Monday.
If the strike goes ahead, passengers in Slaithwaite and Marsden would have only one service to Huddersfield.
The company and the drivers’ union are in talks to avert the industrial action.
Northern Rail managing director Heidi Mottram said: “We are hopeful that we can reach agreement with our drivers’ representatives and that the strike will not take place. We are telling customers about the proposed strike action now so that they can make alternative arrangements in case the strike does go ahead and disrupts people’s travel plans.”
Rail services across the north will be hit if the strike goes ahead. Trains will not run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield – except the 6.48am Marsden to Leeds, which will operate as normal. Services from Leeds to Manchester Victoria will be disrupted, as will trains between Leeds and Blackpool. There will be no trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.
For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk Concerned passengers can also call Northern Rail’s customer relations department on 0845 0000 125 or visit www.northernrail.org