Tuesday 30 January - strike
Due to strike action there will be no trains on the vast majority of the GTR network on Tuesday 30 January. The only services that will be operating are:
- A limited, non-stop, shuttle service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport
- A limited shuttle service calling at Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and St Pancras International only
- A limited, non-stop, shuttle service between London King’s Cross and Cambridge
It is important to note that these trains will not stop at any other stations.
Customers who have no alternative but to travel by train that day are advised to leave plenty of time for their journey, as these limited shuttle services are expected to be very busy and there are likely to be queues to board.
Monday 29 January to Tuesday 6 February – overtime ban
A nationwide overtime ban by ASLEF will be in place from Monday 29 January until Tuesday 6 February inclusive. During this time there will be an amended timetable in place with fewer services overall.
These amended timetables have been designed to help passengers plan for their day, providing greater certainty of train times with fewer short-notice on-the-day alterations. Trains will be busier than usual, especially at peak times and customers may have to queue. Gatwick Express will not be running, but Gatwick Airport will continue to be served by Southern and Thameslink trains.
Please note that on Wednesday 31 January, as a knock-on effect of the strike the previous day, there will be a later start-up to services.
Services, including the Gatwick Express, will be running to normal weekend timetables on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February, but planned engineering works will affect many routes.
Customers are advised to check their travel plans for the entire period of industrial action.
Other operators’ services
It is also really important that customers check their entire journey when travelling during this period as other train operators across the country are also impacted by the overtime ban and rolling strikes on different days.
If a journey involves using another train company, customers must check for any changes to their services and ensure that onward connections are available on the day they are travelling.
Journey planners such as nationalrail.co.uk are now showing journeys up to Sunday 4 February inclusive.
Timetables for Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February will be updated from Sunday 28 January.
Detailed information about GTR's services on each day is available on the dedicated industrial action pages on their websites: