EMR is making people aware of a programme of industrial action affecting 18 train companies between Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 6.

The company says this staggered approach by the ASLEF union aims to create wide-ranging disruption and cancellations across the network - affecting different train operators on different days. 

EMR will not be able to run any services on February 3 and no EMR Connect services will operate on February 4. Engineering works will affect some EMR Regional and Intercity routes 

Customers are advised to check EMR's website and understand how their full journey is impacted before travelling  - especially due to strike action impacting different train operators on different days.

Will Rogers, managing director of East Midlands Railway, said: "This approach from the ASLEF union means different parts of the network and different train operating companies are affected at different times.

"Unfortunately, this will mean customers could be impacted by a complicated period of possible delays and disruption.

"Customers are advised to check our website to understand how their whole journey is affected before setting off and can expect possible disruption or late notice cancellations." 

More information regarding the strikes can be found here:  https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/rail-strike 

Train drivers who are members of the ASLEF union will take strike action in January and February in a long-running dispute over pay.

The drivers will also refuse to work overtime from January 29 until February 6.

ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan said: "We have given the government every opportunity to come to the table but it has now been a year since we had any contact from the Department for Transport. It's clear they do not want to resolve this dispute."