Trains in Norfolk hit by cancellations and delays because of lack of drivers

East Midlands Trains services between Ely and Norwich are suffering delays.

East Midlands Trains services between Ely and Norwich are suffering delays. - Credit: PA

Train travellers to and from Norwich have been hit by a string of cancellations and disruptions on East Midlands Trains.

Services affected today include trains to and from Nottinghamshire, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.

The services have suffered because of a shortage of drivers.

Members of the RMT union have been taking industrial action, with staff instructed not to work any overtime, any rest days and to work only agreed rostered hours and turns of duty.

The services disrupted are as follows:


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10:49 & 12:49 Sheffield to Norwich will terminate at East Midlands Parkway

12:31 East Midlands Parkway to Norwich is cancelled

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12:44 Manchester Piccadilly to Norwich will terminate at East Midlands Parkway

12:52 & 17:52 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will terminate at East Midlands Parkway

14:33 Peterborough to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Derby

15:53 Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly is cancelled

16:54 Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly will start from East Midlands Parkway

17:54 & 18:56 Norwich to East Midlands Parkway are cancelled

Passengers may use Virgin Trains services between Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent and Liverpool / Manchester and also CrossCountry services between Peterborough and Ely.

Passengers who decide not to travel because of this disruption can apply for a refund for their ticket from the place of purchase.

Alternatively, passengers can travel on East Midlands Trains services only (using the route shown on their ticket) tomorrow.

The High Court last week decided not to grant an injunction against the RMT union, which started industrial action last month.

East Midlands Trains is pursuing an appeal at the Court of Appeal, against what it believes is unlawful strike action being organised by the RMT union.

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