There will be no Northern trains running in two out of five days amid strike action over a pay dispute, the rail operator has said.

The rail firm has published a travel advice calendar for Friday, September 29 to Tuesday, October 3, highlighting when services will be affected.

Within the calendar Northern has said there will be no services from the operation on Saturday, September 30 due to members of train drivers union The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) taking industrial action.

And there will also be no services on Wednesday, October 4 when an additional strike has been called by the union.

Further disruption is expected on Friday, September 29, and from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6 due to strike action and customers are advised to check before they travel as there may be some short notice cancellations to services running on these days.

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Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We apologise in advance for the significant disruption and inconvenience this action by ASLEF will cause to our customers.

"We hope to see a resolution to this issue in the near future and an end to the disruption these strikes cause."

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

For more information about the strikes and the services that will be affected, visit

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