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Rail strikes: All the dates travel will be disrupted in July

Emma Lunn
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Emma Lunn

Industrial action will continue on both the railways and London Underground this month.

The strikes are part of long-running disputes between the RMT and ASLEF unions, and Transport for London (TfL).

The rows are over jobs, cuts and changes to pensions and conditions. ASLEF represents train drivers while members of RMT have various roles across the tube and rail network.

RMT is running a national day of action against ticket office closures today, with dozens of protests outside stations across the country.

Train strikes

The RMT union has scheduled rail strikes for the following dates:

  • Thursday 20 July
  • Saturday 22 July
  • Saturday 29 July

ASLEF members at 16 rail operators will refuse to work overtime (but not strike) on the following days:

  • Monday 17 July
  • Tuesday 18 July
  • Wednesday 19 July
  • Thursday 20 July
  • Friday 21 July
  • Saturday 22 July

Rail passengers should check the websites of individual train companies if they plan to travel on these days.

Tube strikes

Tube train drivers who are members of ASLEF in London will strike on:

  • Wednesday 26 July
  • Friday 28 July

RMT members who are different grades and work on different sections of the tube will take strike action on:

  • Sunday 23 July
  • Monday 24 July
  • Tuesday 25 July
  • Wednesday 26 July
  • Thursday 27 July
  • Friday 28 July

Refunds for train tickets on strike days

If you have already bought an advance train ticket which coincides with a strike day, you may be able to claim a refund.

If the train is cancelled, you should be able to claim a full refund, and if it’s delayed you should be able to get a partial refund.

To apply for a refund, you will need to contact the train provider, or the company you bought the ticket from, and give it details of the ticket you’ve purchased and the date and time of the train.

You will usually also be given the option of changing your ticket, or using the ticket you bought on an earlier or later train too.

If you choose to travel on a strike day and are delayed on your journey, you will be able to claim compensation if the delay meets the ‘Delay Repay‘” threshold.

If strikes mean you can’t travel to events or pre-booked hotels, you won’t be able to get a refund from rail companies for these costs unfortunately.