There are upcoming rail strikes on Wednesday 31 May, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. The University will be open and exams will go ahead as normal, so make sure to check your journey and give yourself extra time to travel.
Published Friday, 26th May, 2023 in University news
The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) have announced rail strikes on Wednesday 31 May, which may also impact Thursday 1 June, and on Saturday 3 June. In addition, The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have announced rail strikes on Friday 2 June.
What this means for City students
The University will remain open and your exams will still go ahead as scheduled due to the London Underground, London Overground and Elizabeth lines running regular services.
However, these lines are expected to be busier than usual, so you are advised to plan ahead and check your journey before your travel.
Should you be delayed travelling to attend your exam, you are permitted to enter up to 1 hour after the exam start time. If this is the case you will still finish your exam at the normal end time. To ensure you arrive in good time, you should leave extra time for your journey.
If you are due to have an exam on one of the above dates, please get in touch with your School regarding any concerns around attending your exams.
Please see the exam instructions for more information.
What train companies will be affected?
Several train operators in and out of London will be affected. Find out how individual services will be affected using the links below:
- Avanti West Coast
- c2c - (Friday 2 June only)
- Chiltern Railways
- East Midlands Railway
- Gatwick Express
- Great Northern
- Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express)
- Heathrow Express
- London Northwestern Railway
- South Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- West Midlands Railway
Check before you travel
You can check National Rail's Journey Planner and Live Trains page for the most up-to-date information. Contact your train company with any questions.