Christmas 2022 train cancellations: LNER and CrossCountry journeys affected by strikes in Leeds today

There is set to be continued disruption on the railways in and out of Leeds this month
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Wintery weather and striking rail workers look set to lead to train cancellations across Leeds this month. With Christmas just around the corner, rail services will be busier than ever with people heading to work and making journeys both in and out of the city to visit family and friends for the holidays.

Industrial action looks set to have the biggest impact on Leeds trains throughout the rest of December. It also looks likely this will continue into the New Year.

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The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) will push on with industrial action before and during the Christmas period. This comes after members voted to reject an improved offer.

The first of these strikes took place on December 13 and today (December 14.) Train services in and out of Leeds will be affected on both days. The next days of strike action planned by the RMT will take place from December 24.

Today (December 20) services will return to normal as no strike action is planned for the day. This means services will run later and more frequently.

Ahead of the latest days of strike action Mick Lynch, general secretary of the RMT said: "This latest round of strikes will show how important our members are to the running of this country and will send a clear message that we want a good deal on job security, pay and conditions for our people. We have been reasonable, but it is impossible to find a negotiated settlement when the dead hand of the government is presiding over these talks.”

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Here is the outlook for train services in Leeds today to major cities across England, including London and Birmingham. All information on the train journeys can be found on the Trainline website. 

Leeds to Manchester

Although several Transpennine Express services from Leeds to Manchester are cancelled today, there will be a good service throughout the afternoon and into the evening. According to Trainline tickets are avilable on all of these services.

Leeds to London Kings Cross

Regular services return between Leeds and the capital today. However, many are already sold out and some have very few tickets left to purchase. The last train of the day departs Leeds shortly after 9pm. For more details, search on Trainline.

Leeds to Sheffield

The cross-Yorkshire trip to Sheffield from Leeds, which is operated by Crosscountry and Northern, will run today from the early hours through until 11.11pm. This last service will arrive in Sheffield at 12.27pm.

Leeds Railway Station this morning as more trains are cancelled due to the heatwave...Picture by Simon Hulme..19th July  2022







Numerous train services have been cancelled following the theft. Photo: Gary LongbottomLeeds Railway Station this morning as more trains are cancelled due to the heatwave...Picture by Simon Hulme..19th July  2022







Numerous train services have been cancelled following the theft. Photo: Gary Longbottom
Leeds Railway Station this morning as more trains are cancelled due to the heatwave...Picture by Simon Hulme..19th July 2022 Numerous train services have been cancelled following the theft. Photo: Gary Longbottom

Leeds to Birmingham New Street

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The direct service, which is operated by Crosscountry and takes just under two hours, will be hourly starting from 9.11am until 9.11pm. This is when the last direct service leaves Leeds for the Second City.

It will arrive in Birmingham at 11.27pm.