Find out if there are train strikes on March 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th or 31st 2023 as a new round of action approaches in Britain.

March is here which means you probably want to start getting those spring plans in the diary, but you need to check if there are train strikes first.

You can’t plan any rail journeys without seeing if there are walkouts these days as there has been action almost every month since June 2022.

Rail unions RMT, TSSA AND ASLEF have refused all deals on pay and working conditions and are still in dispute with Network Rail.

Read on to find out when the next strikes are…

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Are there train strikes on March 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st?

Yes, there is one 24-hour train strike on Thursday, March 30th from 12.01am to 11.59pm.

Workers from 14 train companies are walking out, but specific details on which routes will be affected has not been revealed when writing this.

National Rail says more information on the impact of the strikes will be provided on their Industrial Action page “when it becomes available”.

Delays are also likely on the morning of Friday, March 31 as there is usually disruption in the hours following strike action.

The Elizabeth Line and TfL aren’t usually affected by strikes on National Rail routes. However, confirmation will be provided nearer the time.

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All the upcoming train strike dates in the UK

March 31 is one of four strikes announced by the RMT on February 15, who said: “Rail union RMT, will take nationwide strike action across the railways on 16 March after employers refused to put any new offers on the table.”

RMT workers are walking out on:

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 18
  • Thursday, March 30
  • Saturday, April 1

In addition, RMT members working for Network Rail are taking strike action from 2am on March 16 until 1.59am on March 17.

Plus, London Underground workers who belong to the RMT and ASLEF unions are taking action for 24 hours on Budget Day, March 15.

40,000 rail workers belong to the union, so the upcoming strikes are expected to cause severe disruption and cancellations across Britain.

They have also imposed an overtime ban from March 16 to April 1 which is likely to cause delays.

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Previous strike action in 2023

So far, there has been a total of six national strikes called by the RMT in 2023:

  • Tuesday, January 3
  • Wednesday, January 4
  • Friday, January 6
  • Saturday, January 7
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Friday, February 3

ASLEF members also walked out on Thursday, January 5.

The RMT is now seeking an unconditional offer from rail operators and Network Rail and the strikes will continue until they accept a deal.

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