More rail strikes in north London in start of January 2023

After a month of rail strikes, January 2023 is ready to start out off with much more disruption.

Nationwide Rail has warned there might be additional disruption after strike motion by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) hit companies all through December.

Passengers with Thameslink in addition to Southern and Nice Northern could have “extraordinarily restricted” service on the primary week of January, with no trains in any respect on the Thursday (January 5).

Anybody wishing to commute are requested to journey provided that “completely essential” on January 3, 4, 6 and seven.

On the times with diminished companies the next London routes are affected:

London Northwestern

The London Northwestern might be impacted as it’ll solely function on restricted routes on nowadays, between 7am and 7pm:

  • Birmingham New Road – Wolverhampton – Crewe (1 practice per hour)
  • Birmingham New Road – Wolverhampton (by way of native stations) (1 practice per hour)
  • Birmingham New Road – Northampton – London Euston (1 practice per hour
  • Birmingham – Northampton, 2 trains per hour Northampton – London Euston)
  • Birmingham New Road – Birmingham Worldwide (1 practice per hour by way of native stations)

This may affect north London commuters travelling between London Euston, Harrow & Wealdstone to areas in Bushey and Watford.


On the Thameslink, trains might be operating each half-hour from London St Pancras to Bedford by way of Luton Airport – affecting stations similar to Kentish City and West Hampstead.


Providers on the London Overground will run at a diminished frequency between 7.15am and 6.30pm solely and the night time Overground won’t function.

Nevertheless there might be no service between Barking and Barking Riverside, Romford and Upminster and companies to and from New Cross.

Bakerloo line

There might be no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.


Angie Doll, chief working officer at Govia Thameslink Railway, mentioned: “We’re actually sorry for the disruption this ongoing RMT motion will trigger our prospects over your complete festive interval, till January 8.

“Regrettably, because of industrial motion, our practice companies might be extraordinarily restricted within the first week of January with no trains in any respect on Thursday January 5. Please plan forward and, if companies are operating, journey provided that completely essential.

“Providers may be topic to last-minute change on different days beforehand.”

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