Warning issued for rail disruptions as a result of the six-day train driver overtime limit

The union representing train drivers, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF), issued the warning.

A prohibition on overtime for train drivers will cause a week of disruptions to train service in England.

From Monday, July 3, until Saturday, July 8, the consequences of the overtime prohibition will be seen.

It is suggested that passengers should check before departing.

To keep their full schedules, the majority of train companies rely on their drivers working overtime.

Between July 3 and July 8, 16 train companies in England will experience issues.

In addition to some first and final trains being cancelled, South Western Railway said it would operate on a condensed schedule. Customers travelling to the Wimbledon tennis tournament are advised to allow additional time for their journeys as its services are anticipated to be busier than usual.

Some services may start later and end earlier than usual, according to Northern, and there may also be last-minute cancellations.

The Night Riviera Sleeper service from Great Western Railway won’t operate in either direction until Sunday, according to the company, which anticipates some last-minute changes or cancellations.

Customers are urged to travel on Saturday only if absolutely necessary, according to Chiltern Railways. Due to Blur’s concert at Wembley Stadium, none of its trains will stop there.

The union previously rejected plans that would have increased wages by 4% for two years in a row, increasing the average salary for drivers to £65,000.

This would have depended on alterations to working procedures that the government and employers, who control the topics of discussion in negotiations, claim are necessary to save costs and modernise how the railway operates.

In order to receive a pay raise that is below inflation, Aslef contends that members shouldn’t have to give up favourable working conditions.

The strike might continue for another six months if there is no resolution because ten operators’ Aslef members supported additional action last month.

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