Live blog - railway station in Sheffield deserted as national strike begins

Follow The Star’s live blog today as a national train strike is set to cause misery for commuters in and around Sheffield.

Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 7:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 7:42 am

A handful of trains are due to run from the city’s railway station this morning but most are cancelled across the country.

The strike has been called by the RMT union.

It said: “Over 50,000 railway workers will walkout as part of three3days of national strike action, in the biggest dispute on the network since 1989.

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Trains up and down the country and cancelled due to strike action today

“The union will shut down the country's railway network on 21st, 23rd and 25th June, due to the inability of the rail employers to come to a negotiated settlement with RMT.

Network Rail and the train operating companies have subjected their staff to multiyear pay freezes and plan to cut thousands of jobs which will make the railways unsafe.”

Live blog - Chaos for train passengers as strike begins

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022, 11:29

  • Chaos for train passengers as strike begins
  • RMT accused of misjudging timing of strike
  • Network Rail urges passengers not to travel

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8:18am - The RMT union has misjudged the timing of its rail strike as the network struggles to recover from Covid, a Sheffield transport expert claims

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6:45am - Misery for Sheffield train passengers as biggest strike for a generation begins today

Train passengers face chaos today, with only a fifth of services running and half of lines closed, due to the biggest strike by rail workers for a generation.

Train passengers face chaos today, with only a fifth of services running and half of lines closed, due to the biggest strike by rail workers for a generation

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