Rail customers who are planning to travel by CrossCountry this week are being urged to plan ahead of industrial action which is taking place on Thursday (December 7). 

There will be no CrossCountry services on Thursday due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union. 

A nine-day overtime ban for CrossCountry drivers belonging to the ASLEF union may also mean short-notice changes or cancellations to train services during the period up to Saturday (December 9). 

CrossCountry’s service delivery director, Mark Goodall, said: “ We’re sorry to customers impacted by this latest round of industrial action.  

“While we’re working hard to run as many services as possible over these days, there is likely to be significant disruption for people planning to travel.” 

He added: “I’d ask customers to check their whole journey before setting off, especially if travelling later in the day.  

“Customers can visit the CrossCountry website or National Rail Enquiries for the latest travel information.” 

Full details of service levels on strike days are available to view at www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/travel-updates-information/changes-to-train-times/industrial-action 

Delay repay, refund and ticket acceptance information are available at the same link.