"Check before you travel" warning, as some trains affected by strike

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin responds to industrial action on TransPennine Express train services on four Sundays in February and March.

Responding to industrial action taking place on TransPennine Express services starting on Sunday 13 February, Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

“Any industrial action affects the lives of people who rely on the railways for work, leisure or to meet family and friends. I urge both parties to work together to find a solution to this dispute as quickly as possible.

“Anyone with a valid train ticket during this dispute can use it on services run by alternative train operators, but this doesn’t help passengers between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester where TransPennine Express is the only operator.

“After conversations with local bus operators, I’m pleased to say that they will accept valid rail tickets on services calling close to stations and communities in Leeds and Kirklees during this dispute.  Passengers can use the Metro journey Planner at www.wymetro.com to find the best bus for their journey.”