Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We’ve done everything we can to offer people across the North of England a skeleton service – but our advice remains not to travel. The timetable we have put in place has been agreed with Network Rail, who have had to consider the requirements of other train operators and freight services on the network.
“We apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience that the RMT’s industrial action will cause. We continue to be keen to speak to the RMT to find a resolution and avoid any future strikes.”
In short, the skeleton timetable comprises hourly services between 8am and 6pm from Leeds to Sheffield, York, Bradford Forster Square, Skipton and Ilkley.