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A number of rail services across the UK have been affected by the latest round of strikes on Wednesday May 31.
The latest walkout by Aslef members comes after union members rejected a 'risible' 4 per cent pay offer earlier in May 2023.
Two more strikes, on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3, are set to derail passengers' travel plans, including those attending the upcoming FA Cup final at Wembley.
Which services are affected by the strikes? Is your train cancelled? Are London Underground services disrupted?
Read on below to see if your usual train service is disrupted.
London Waterloo, normally one of the busiest stations in the whole of the UK, was extremely quiet on the morning of Wednesday May 31 2023 due to the latest round of strikes by Aslef members.
Avanti West Coast
There will be no service on any Avanti West Coast routes on Wednesday May 31 and Saturday June 3, with customers warned they should not attempt to travel with the operator on these days.
A statement on the Caledonian Sleeper website reads: 'The RMT Union have announced strike action on 2nd of June and ASLEF Union will be taking action on 31st of May and 3rd of June.
We are pleased to announce all Caledonian Sleeper service remains unaffected and will be running as normal on these dates and tickets are on sale now. If you have any onward rail connections, please check with the rail provider prior to travel as they may be affected by the strike actions.'
Although the c2c network is only facing minor disruption as a result of the strikes, customers are advised that some trains will not stop at Limehouse.
No trains will run across any of the Chiltern network due to strike action by Aslef on May 31 or June 3.
On June 1 and 2, Chiltern Railways is urging customers to only travel if absolutely essential.
On these days, trains will not call at South Ruislip, Northolt Park, Sudbury Hill Harrow and Sudbury & Harrow Road, and will only stop at Denham Golf Club during peak hours.
On June 2, passengers wishing to travel between London Marylebone and Amersham should use the Metropolitan Line instead.
Some CrossCountry services will be disrupted by the latest rail strikes. Customers should check the operator's website for full details.
East Midlands Railway
EMR has released a statement regarding the strikes, which says: 'We will not be operating any EMR services on Wednesday 31 May and Saturday 3 June. Do not travel.'
On Friday June 2, fewer trains will run on routes to and from London St Pancras, operating between 7.30am to 6.30pm.
Luton Airport Express trains will only run hourly during the above period.
On Friday June 2, before 7am and after 7pm, there will be no service on the section between Maidenhead and Reading.
There will also be no service after 11.30pm between Brentwood and Shenfield, whilst some trains on the route between Ealing Broadway and Paddington will not run.
Eurostar services will not be affected by the strikes, with services scheduled to run without disruption.
From May 31 until June 3, the Gatwick Express will not run.
However, passengers wishing to travel to or from Gatwick Airport can still use Thameslink or Southern services on strike days, but services may be busier than usual.
Passengers wait outside London Victoria on the morning of another day of rail strikes, with two more set to follow at the start of June
On May 31, June 2 and 3, Greater Anglia and the Stansted Express will have a reduced service in operation.
On June 2, the final trains on these routes will run in the late afternoon, with services terminating by 11pm on other days affected by strikes.
The first train on these services will not run until 7am on all three days, with the Stansted Express only expected to run once every hour.
Grand Central services are expected to run as normal on May 31 and Saturday June 3.
However, some service alterations have been made for Grand Central trains on Friday June 2. Passengers should check the operator's website to see if they are affected.