TRAIN passengers are being advised to plan their journey ahead of a third day of strike action tomorrow.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on Friday on Arriva Rail North (Northern), which runs services on the Airedale, Wharfedale and Calderdale routes.

The latest strikes were called in response to a dispute between the RMT union and train operators about the role of guards, safety fears and concerns about job losses due to plans to introduce new driver-only operated trains.

Northern said it will run about 1,350 services as part of a revised timetable.

Sharon Keith, regional director at Northern, said: “We will be operating more than 50 per cent of our usual services.

"We have focused on providing services between 7am and 7pm to help people get to work and home again and, between these hours, will run more than 60 per cent of our usual services.

“It is important that our customers plan carefully if they intend to travel on Friday as we will have few services before 7am and after 7pm. Our advice is to plan ahead, allow extra time for travel and check for service updates on our website.”

For information and revised timetables visit