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There will be no trains running on Boxing Day anywhere in the UK after more strikes have been called by rail workers.
Travel chaos is expected for thousands who are now forced to find alternative plans at short notice.
Trains usually start running again on December 26 at a reduced rate after the Christmas Day shutdown.
But instead of stations seeing hundreds of departures tomorrow, they will be empty after the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) called for another walkout.
The UK is set for more travel chaos tomorrow as there are no trains set to run due to more strikes
Traffic is predicted to be particularly bad tomorrow due to the lack of rail services available (pictured the M25)
Network Rail had already told passengers to ‘only travel by train if absolutely necessary’ between the Christmas period to 8 January.
Trains going to airports like the Heathrow Express and Stansted Express are usually among the most popular services on Boxing Day.
Meaning those who had only planned a short Christmas stay in the UK will be forced to find other ways of getting to the airport.
The AA estimates that around 15.2 million cars are expected to be on the road on Boxing Day, while the RAC predicts the M25 will be a hotspot for queues.
Fans looking to travel for sporting events will also face issues getting to stadiums and will contribute to the traffic on the roads.
Football fans looking to travel to games will now likely have to travel by car tomorrow
A spokesman for the AA said: ‘Traffic is likely to build around shopping centres as lots of people seek a bargain in the sales, meanwhile football fans will travel to see their teams.
‘There is scope for localised traffic congestion and more short trips, but traffic should be dispersed throughout the day as people take their time after Christmas Day.’
Services unable to run due to the action includes Merseyrail, which usually runs a regular Boxing Day service across its network, ScotRail, which was due to operate trains in Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Northern, which would have connected Liverpool and St Helens.
It will also bring disruption to the capital with Southern Trains unable to run its services between London Bridge, Brighton and Croydon.
Royal Mail walked out again yesterday and stopped delivering letters and parcels – only prioritising special services
The ‘winter of discontent’ features a number of strikes mainly over pay from several industries this month.
The Royal Mail walked out again on December 23 and stopped delivering letters and parcels – only prioritising special services.
Some 115,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) went on strike for the then 17th day, having cost the organisation over £100million already.
It meant last minute cards and presents did not to make it in time for Christmas.
The Royal Mail said despite ‘well-developed contingency plans’ it ‘cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce’.
Armed Forces at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 on the first day of the Border Force strike
The Armed Forces have been deployed to six airports across the UK as Border Force staff strike
While Border Force staff are also on strike and the Armed Forces have been drafted in to airports .
Heathrow and Gatwick passengers have praised the ‘brilliant’ military for doing their job with ‘record’ efficiency today.
Around 1,000 Border Force staff are striking for eight days during busiest Christmas in three years.
The Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and civil servants have been called in to help at Heathrow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester airports, and the port of Newhaven in East Sussex.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) General Secretary Pat Cullen, centre, joined members of the RCN on the picket line outside the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on December 20. The unions want the government to negotiate better pay. The Royal College of Nursing is demanding a rise of five per cent above inflation; about 19 per cent
Union bosses have been accused of colluding to ensure ‘maximum disruption’ to the general public during the ongoing strikes.
Thousands of paramedics and ambulance staff represented by GMB were preparing to strike again on December 28.
But the union — one of three to take part in the strike on December 20, which was the biggest 999 walkout in 30 years — announced a U-turn to avoid any further disruption over the holiday period.
Instead, it has declared a new strike date of January 11 — the same day that a separate union, Unison, has already agreed to take action.
This means paramedics, call handlers and technicians will once again walk off the job at the same time, causing havoc across the nation in what has been labelled a ‘de facto general strike’.
Steve Barclay, the health and social care secretary, has called on the unions to reconsider the timing.
NO Trains Tomorrow As Rail Union Calls Boxing Day Strike Forcing Thousands To Make Alternative Plans – INDIRAPK.CLUB
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