Five rail operators are facing disruption due to strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union. Workers on Southern, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway are striking for 48 hours, while staff on Merseyrail and Northern have walked out for 24 hours. The union is in dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains, also known as driver-controlled operated (DCO). Aslef is also in dispute with Southern, and will give the result of a ballot of train drivers on a proposed deal later. The proposed agreement, announced last month, also includes a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%. The executive committee of the train drivers' union had recommended its members accept the deal.
Rail passengers deal with delays and reduced services across five firms due to a RMT strike.