RUGBY fans are being reminded that there will be no Northern Rail trains back to Warrington from Manchester after Saturday’s Super League Grand Final.

As reported by the Warrington Guardian last week, services will be hit by strikes from the RMT union on the day of the Old Trafford showpiece – which will see Warrington Wolves take on Wigan Warriors.

Limited services will be run by East Midlands Trains and Arriva Trains Wales.

October 13 will mark the 31st day of strike action by rail workers in a dispute over train guards, and is the eighth Saturday in a row affected.

Liam Sumpter, regional director at Northern Rail, said: “It is disappointing that the RMT has chosen to strike on a day which has such importance for rugby league fans across the north of England.

“We are doing everything we can to run as many trains as possible, but options to and from Warrington and Wigan are extremely limited.

“We are therefore asking our customers to plan carefully and, where possible, use alternative transports.

“We are working closely with colleagues across the transport industry and Super League to give fans as many options as possible to get to and from the season finale.

“We will have people out and about at stations and on trains to give advice, and will even have Northern Rail staff at Old Trafford to help fans get where they need to be.”