Train on Christmas Eve

Originally they said the strike on Christmas Eve would be from 6pm
Now my last train from west Yorkshire to my son's in Manchester is before 2pm
That's another taxi to pay for 

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  • surreysaver
    surreysaver Posts: 4,105 Forumite
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    Originally they said the strike on Christmas Eve would be from 6pm
    Now my last train from west Yorkshire to my son's in Manchester is before 2pm
    That's another taxi to pay for 
    6pm is when the strike starts, not when the trains stop moving.
    All the trains have to be put away, and all the engineering possessions taken, before the strike starts
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,521 Forumite
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    Buses are still running.  National express or Megabus.
  • No buses to Manchester from where I live but got a reasonable price taxi 
  • Originally they said the strike on Christmas Eve would be from 6pm
    Now my last train from west Yorkshire to my son's in Manchester is before 2pm
    That's another taxi to pay for 
    6pm is when the strike starts, not when the trains stop moving.
    All the trains have to be put away, and all the engineering possessions taken, before the strike starts
    The way I understand it is the RMT have issued an instruction to their members not to clock on after 6pm. Members in the middle of shifts are expected to complete their shift. As the railways normally start to shut down at around 9pm on Christmas Eve, I don't see why there's any excuse for mass disruption all day (as in the case of Northern).
  • Transpenine have been terrible for cancelling at short notice. 
    I see no reason for them stopping at lunchtime 

  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,101 Forumite
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    Any form of travelling good luck with that 
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    Transpenine have been terrible for cancelling at short notice. 
    I see no reason for them stopping at lunchtime 

    They're not 'stopping at lunchtime'. The last trains need to terminate and return to the depots before 6pm, so it's determined by the termination time, not the time that is happens to stop at your local station en route, which could be many hours prior. 
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • Booked taxi there and back following day...unbelievable the difference in price..from Greater Manchester an affluent area £120 one way local taxi firm

    My local taxi firm £50
    I think you know who I Booked 
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