RESIDENTS planning on travelling by train this weekend are being warned of yet more disruption to services.

Northern has advised its customers across the north of England that services will be brought to a halt on Saturday, September 30, as the latest ASLEF strike takes place.

The train operator has published a travel advice calendar for Friday to Tuesday to highlight when services will be affected.

There will be no Northern services at all on Saturday, when ASLEF members – most of whom are employed as train drivers – stage their latest walk out.

Additional disruption is expected on Friday and from Monday, October 2, to Friday, October 6, due to action short of a strike called by ASLEF.

Customers are advised to check before they travel as there may be some short notice cancellations to services running on these days. 

There will also be no services on Wednesday, October 4, when an additional strike has been called by the union. 

For more information about the strike and the services that will be affected, customers should visit

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We apologise in advance for the significant disruption and inconvenience this action by ASLEF will cause to our customers. 

“We hope to see a resolution to this issue in the near future and an end to the disruption these strikes cause.”

Meanwhile, Transport for Wales services will be operating as normal on Saturday and next Wednesday.

Staff are not involved in the industrial action, and so Transport for Wales will be running a full timetable on both days through Warrington and Runcorn East.

Jan Chaudhry-Van der Velde, the operator’s chief operations officer, said: “We would like to remind passengers our trains will be running as normal and will not be affected by the industrial action taking place on September 30 and October 4.

“Some passengers’ journeys may involve using train companies that are affected, so it is important everyone checks for the latest travel information on the days of the industrial action and during the period of the overtime ban.”