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Travellers should be mindful of UK strikes

Travellers should be mindful of UK strikes

Sunday 11 December 2022

Travellers should be mindful of UK strikes

Sunday 11 December 2022

Widespread industrial action in the UK is not expected to have a significant impact on Bailiwick travel, but those on the mainland are being encouraged to allow extra time when connecting to local carriers throughout the festive period.

Ross Coppolo, Chief Operating Officer Guernsey Ports, told Express that wherever possible passengers should “give themselves a little more time when connecting to local services through UK transport hubs.

“It's important to keep islanders informed of any disruptions to services in the UK, mostly in relation to connecting travel through rail, port and airport hubs.”

Border staff at six major airports will walk out from 23 December to Boxing Day and from 28 December to New Year's Eve, including at Gatwick and Manchester.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) is striking throughout December, including on Christmas Eve.

40,000 rail workers are set to walk out on multiple days next week, and industrial action will continue throughout the early days of 2023.

Workers on Abellio and Metroline bus services are set to strike over multiple days in December.

“We will continue to use our social media platform to inform our passengers - so they are prepared before they travel,” added Mr Coppolo.

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