Fresh rail strikes to hit eastern Enfield services

Drivers working for rail company operating line through Enfield Lock and Ponders End to strike again this weekend, reports James Cracknell

Greater Anglia train (credit Greater Anglia) (3)
A Greater Anglia train (credit Greater Anglia)

Rail company Greater Anglia is urging people to avoid travelling on its trains this Saturday (2nd July) as the company’s train drivers again go out on strike.

More than 90% of Greater Anglia’s trains will not run throughout the day as members of train drivers’ union ASLEF carry out a 24-hour strike on the Greater Anglia network, with regional and branch lines having no services at all.

As happened during the nationwide rail strike last month, it means that no trains will be serving Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End and Meridian Water stations.

There will also be no rail replacement buses to replace trains not running because of the strikes.

Services on Sunday, 3rd July will start later in the morning than usual as the 24-hour strike has a knock-on effect into the next day. Passengers are being told to check before they travel.

Anyone who has pre-booked tickets to travel on strike days can change them, use them to travel on the day before or up to two days after their original travel date, or apply for a refund by going back to their original retailer.

Services on the Great Northern and London Overground routes through Enfield are not affected by the strike.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia’s managing director, said: “Unfortunately, with our drivers on strike, it’s only possible to run a heavily reduced service and only on some routes.

“We are very sorry for the disruption this strike causes our customers.  We know that many of our customers will have been looking forward to travelling on Saturday to see family and friends, for days out to the coast, for holidays and for the many concerts and sporting events in London.

“Work is continuing at an industry level to try to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.”

More information about how industrial action will affect rail journeys and how to apply for ticket changes or refunds are available on the Greater Anglia website.