Strike by Northern Rail train staff on Monday, March 13

Staff are reminded to make alternate commute arrangements if necessary ahead of a full one day strike by train staff on Monday, March 13.

Northern Rail has said that an estimated six in 10 of its normal weekday services are not expected to run, those that are operating will be working to a revised timetable. Consult the full list of revised timetables here.

Transport for Greater Manchester has advised that alternate rail routes are likely to be busier than usual during the morning and evening rush hours – as are buses, trams and roads into central Manchester. In addition, some disruption is expected first thing on Tuesday morning as services return to normal.

TfGM has produced advice to help keep commuters moving during the strike and it can be read here.

 University car park permit holders are advised that there is likely to be additional demand due to the strike. John Dalton permits will be accepted in the Birley Multi-storey on Monday 13th as an exception. Car parking will continue to be on a licence to hunt basis with no guarantee of a space.

University staff are advised to make every effort to attend work on Monday, March 13. Where this is likely to be particularly difficult, staff should speak to their line manager.

The RMT is also holding an identical strike on Monday at Merseyrail, whose limited services on that day can be found here.