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Ten stations in Enfield to close during August rail strike

Latest industrial action will see all London Overground and Greater Anglia services cancelled, reports James Cracknell

No trains will be stopping at any London Overground stations this Saturday, including Enfield Town, because of strike action

Rail services in Enfield operated by both London Overground and Greater Anglia will be cancelled during this Saturday’s rail strike.

In the latest round of summer industrial action on Saturday, 13th August, this time involving the train drivers’ union Aslef, no trains will be running from Enfield Town, Bush Hill Park, Edmonton Green, Silver Street, Southbury or Turkey Street London Overground stations, nor from the Greater Anglia stations at Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End and Meridian Water.

Services run by Great Northern, which operates the Hertford Loop line through western Enfield, are unaffected by Saturday’s strike.

Customers travelling on the morning of Sunday 14th are advised that a good service on these routes is not expected to resume until midday.

Further disruption is expected on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th, when national rail strikes are due to take place. The impact of these strikes could be varied, but is likely to mean that the four Greater Anglia stations in eastern Enfield will again be closed. During June’s national rail strike, some London Overground and Great Northern services did still stop in Enfield.


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Further strikes by the RMT union are also planned for Friday 19th, which will specifically affect London Underground.

Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles said: “Work is continuing at an industry level to try to resolve the dispute with Aslef, the RMT and TSSA, so we can resume our usual punctual and reliable service.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience these strikes are causing our customers.”

There will also not be any rail replacement bus services operating on Saturday because of the strikes. Passengers can use tickets bought for a strike day either the day before or the two days after the strike day, or they can change their ticket to a different date or get a refund.

Andy Lord, Transport for London’s (TfL) chief operating officer, said: “Planned strike action on the London Overground this weekend will mean disruption for our customers. With no service expected on the entire London Overground network and reduced services on a number of other national rail routes, I advise all customers to check before they travel and use alternative routes to complete their journeys.”

For more information on how the strikes impact TfL services:
Visit tfl.gov.uk/strikes

For the latest information on national rail strikes and the impacts to mainline services:
Visit
nationalrailenquiries.co.uk


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