A TransPennine Express train service

TPE customers asked to be prepared ahead of Manchester Pride strike disruption

TransPennine Express (TPE) is calling on its customers to plan carefully ahead of strike action this August bank holiday weekend.

Further strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) is set to significantly impact TPE services on Saturday 26 August.

Only a very small number of TPE services will be in operation during the RMT strike day with the train operator urging customers to check before they travel and only travel if essential.

Services will also be severely impacted on the days following the strike, with only a limited service running as well as services starting later and finishing earlier than usual.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Service and Operations Director for TransPennine Express said: “This upcoming weekend should be a time of celebration for Manchester, the wider LGBTQ+ community, and those wishing to enjoy the August bank holiday weekend.

“Unfortunately, the RMT strike action will cause severe disruption to our services, as well as those of other operators across the country.

“Anyone planning to travel on Saturday 26 August should only do so if their journey is absolutely essential. Any trains we do run will extremely busy and customers should allow additional time and check carefully before they travel.

Kathryn added: “We’re extremely sorry for the impact this action will have on our customers journeys and we will do all we can to keep as many people on the move as possible.”

Full details of TPE’s timetable for the RMT strike (Saturday 26 August) can be found via the TPE website or National Rail Enquiries.

Bikes will not be permitted onboard TPE services on Saturday 26 August.