NORTHERN has issued advice for travellers as strike action is set to affect train services this week.

As a result of ASLEF strike action, there will be no Northern services on Friday, March 1.

Leigh Leopards are due to travel to St Helens in Super League that evening.

Meanwhile, additional disruption is expected between Thursday, February 29, and Saturday, March 2, due to action short of strike called by ASLEF where some short-notice amendments may take place. 

Leigh Journal: Northern has released a travel advice calendar for passengersNorthern has released a travel advice calendar for passengers (Image: Northern)

If traveling with Northern, or connecting on to other services across the country, passengers are asked to check before travelling as industrial action may affect multiple parts of your journey.

Some Northern services are expected to be very busy on routes shared with other train operators.

Northern expect some late notice cancellations to services, particularly the first and last services of the day so people are urged to please check before travelling, as close to the time as possible.

Northern said: "We advise checking journey planners if you choose to travel on days affected by industrial action, particularly in the morning and the last service of the day. Please also check journeys the day after strikes as some services may be affected. 

"Remember to check your entire journey as services across the country may be affected. "

Strike days

There will be no rail replacement buses on strike days for Northern services.

Some Northern stations may be closed or have reduced hours due to limited staffing and services. 


No Northern train services operating on March 1, so there are no strike timetables for these days.

Journey planners are available for Northern services between 29 Feb and 2 March, but are subject to late notice cancellations - please check on the day of travel for these days affected by 'Action short of strike' by ASLEF. 

Ticket easements and refunds for strike days

You can request a fee-free change of journey for all ticket types if the train is cancelled or delayed, or rescheduled from that in the published timetable of the day after you have purchased a ticket, via our refunds requests page. 

If you have a ticket for the day(s) industrial action is taking place you can use the ticket for travel on specified alternative days (excludes London Underground):

Customers with Advance, Anytime or Off-Peak tickets for travel between Friday, March 1 can instead use their tickets any time between Thursday, February 29 and Tuesday, March 5 (inclusive) -  (tickets must have been purchased before 22 February 2024).

  • Find out more about how strikes will impact across the whole rail network at