Rail strike Sheffield: Pictures reveal almost deserted Midland Station and pickets as RMT strike bites

This was the scene at an almost deserted Sheffield railway station today –as the Rail Maritime and Transport union strike bit.

By David Walsh
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10:07 am

Last-ditch talks failed to resolve the bitter dispute over pay, jobs and conditions, with all sides blaming each other for the lack of progress.

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Pictures show a main entrance hall at the Midland Station nearly empty of people, with just a handful of trains appearing on the boards, with picket lines and shows of support outside the station, complete with banners and placards.

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An almost empty Sheffield railway station hit by the rail strikes this morning.
A picket line near Sheffield railway stationm, which is hit by the rail strikes this morning.
An almost empty Sheffield railway station hit by the rail strikes this morning.
Heeley Labour Party show support outside an almost empty Sheffield railway station, hit by the rail strikes this morning.