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Glastonbury revellers and cricket fans among those set to be hit by rail strike

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Glastonbury revellers and cricket fans among those set to be hit by rail strike

The rail and Tube strikes will cause travel chaos for people going to a number of events, including concerts, test match cricket and the Glastonbury festival.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Network Rail and 13 train operators will walk out on June 21, 23 and 25, while London Underground workers will strike on June 21, in separate disputes over pay, jobs and pensions.

Services are likely to be affected throughout the week because of the knock-on impact on trains and crews.

Glastonbury starts on June 22 and runs until June 26, with many festivalgoers planning to travel to the site by train.

Other events that week include England playing New Zealand in a test match in Leeds, the British athletics championships in Manchester, and gigs in London’s Hyde Park by Elton John (June 24) and the Rolling Stones (June 25).

There will also be a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London on June 24/25 and it is Armed Forces Day on June 25.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: Radio News Hub


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