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The British newspaper, The Guardian, said: Rail passengers across Britain face another day of widespread disruption due to a strike by train drivers at seven operating companies.
The newspaper pointed out that the strike is the largest drivers’ strike in decades and will stop some train operators’ services. On Saturday and Sunday.
Affected services include West Midlands trains, that cruise to sporting venues around Birmingham, The host city of the Commonwealth Games.
Rail chiefs accused the union – which organized the strike – of targeting its activity over the weekend that marked the opening of both the Games and the new English Premier League football season.
The newspaper pointed out that intercity services on the “Liner” lines will be reduced. that stretches from London to Scotland via Leeds, Significantly. Western services will also be severely curtailed, In addition, all Heathrow Express trains will be canceled and GWR services west of Bristol to Wales will not operate.
The newspaper pointed out that the service of major Anglia companies, Hull Rail Service will operate only one train in each direction. And no trains will run in the southeast, The majority of London’s above-ground services will also be suspended.
Other train operators such as Southerne and Thameslink have warned that services could be crowded and disrupted as passengers switch to alternative services.
The institutions warned that the strikes would contribute to severe congestion on the roads at peak times, With more trips expected due to sporting events and holidays.
Some rail disruptions are expected to last through Sunday.
The drivers’ action escalated a bitter wage dispute on the railways, It comes shortly after the recent national strike by transport union members.