Lincoln timetables affected by Bank Holiday rail strike

Significant disruption is expected on trains services across Lincolnshire and the UK from Bank Holiday Monday due to a planned 24-hour rail strike.

As previously reported, the first nation-wide strike in 20 years has been organised by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT).

Network Rail workers will walk out at 5pm on Monday, May 25 in response to an ongoing dispute over pay.

An overtime ban for workers, including signallers and maintenance staff, will also be in place for 48 hours on the Monday and Tuesday.

The RMT said it had rejected Network Rail’s pay proposals because they fell “well short of what is required to maintain the living standards, job security and working conditions of nearly 16,000 staff across operations and maintenance.”

The move has been condemned by the Department for Transport.

Customers are being urged to check timetables before travelling, and customers with advance tickets for May 25 or 26 can travel on May 24 and 27 using the service originally booked on.

Those with tickets who no longer wish to travel can claim a full refund or exchange.

East Midlands Trains are publishing the latest updates on their website here.

Virgin Trains East Coast are also warning of cancelled services. Revised timetables can be accessed online here.

Full details of all revised train services during the strike period will be published on the National Rail site here by May 23.