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Train strikes: Which services are affected by industrial action?

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Train services across Greater Manchester and the UK will be crippled again today (Saturday) due to a fresh wave of strikes. None of the major train companies which operate in the region are running services.

The walkout by members of the train drivers’ union Aslef coincides with the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United at Wembley and the Epsom Derby as well Manchester concerts by Elton John, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys.

Football fans have been advised not to travel by train to Wembley, leaving thousands having to drive to London instead. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community The strike follows a walkout by train drivers on Wednesday and by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Friday in long-running disputes over pay, jobs and conditions.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan has told the PA news agency there is 'no waning in enthusiasm' from train drivers to continue taking industrial action.

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