Industrial Action

What’s Happening?

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced its intention to stage strike action affecting a number of train companies, including West Midlands Railway.

The RMT has not yet confirmed the dates on which its members intend to strike. However, if the action goes ahead it will have a significant impact on the number of trains we are able to run. Some routes are likely to have no service at all and other routes will operate reduced timetables. Once strike dates have been confirmed we will assess what services we are able to run and will publish our temporary timetables on this web page.

Timetables

Timetables for strike days will appear here when confirmed.

Frequently asked questions

We are currently assessing what services we will be able to run and temporary timetables will be published on this web page closer to the first announced strike day.

We are currently assessing what services we will be able to run and temporary timetables will be published on this web page closer to the first announced strike day.

If you have purchased a ticket and your train is cancelled or delayed, and you choose not to travel, you can return the unused ticket to your point of purchase for a full refund. Alternatively, if you have booked an Advance ticket to travel on our services, you will be able to use your ticket the day before or after at no additional cost. If you hold a season ticket, you will be entitled to Delay Repay compensation if you travel on an affected date.

You will be eligible to claim Delay Repay if your journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more against the revised timetable in operation on a strike day. Please keep hold of your ticket and submit your claim within 28 days of travel.

A number of other operators are also impacted by this action. Please check the relevant operator website or National Rail Enquiries for information on what services are running.