CrossCountry is urging Cambridgeshire passengers to plan ahead of any train travel between April 4-9, as train strikes are set to hit the railways.

The trainline has warned of "significant travel disruption" due to industrial action by the ASLEF union between Thursday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 9.

Friday, April 5

On Friday, April 5, there will be no CrossCountry services operating during a one-day strike by the union.

Saturday, April 6

There is planned strike action at Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, LNER, Northern and TransPennine Express. 

This will lead to "significantly busier" CrossCountry services across the entire network.

CrossCountry customers are advised to only travel is essential, and to leave more time for their journey.

It is likely on Saturday, April 6, customers will have to stand for prolonged periods of their journey due to the busier services.

Upcoming strikes in April

RMT has also announced strike action for CrossCountry members on Saturday, April 13.

However, the impact of this strike is still to be confirmed.

Richard Morris, CrossCountry's Service Delivery Director, said: "We’re sorry to customers impacted by this latest round of industrial action.

"While we’re working hard to run as many services as possible over these days, there is likely to be significant disruption for people planning to travel – especially on Saturday 6 April.

“I’d ask those planning to travel to check their journey in advance, as well as on the day. Customers can visit the CrossCountry website or National Rail Enquiries for the latest travel information.”

Full details of service levels on strike days are available to view by clicking here.