AVANTI West Coast is advising customers to only travel if necessary this weekend as train services – including those padding through Warrington – are disrupted.

This is amid further industrial action on Saturday, June 25, which will see a large number of trains departing from Warrington Bank Quay cancelled.

The west coast operator is expected to only run around a third of its normal Saturday timetable, as part of the industry’s response to coordinated industrial action by the RMT union across train operators and Network Rail.

Customers who do need to travel during industrial action are advised to plan ahead, make a reservation and check the Avanti West Coast website for details of the train times.

Passengers should pay particular attention to the times of the last services, as these will be much earlier than normal. Services on Sunday will also be impacted.

Details of the amended timetable for Saturday, and Sunday when services are expected to start later than normal, can be found on Avanti West Coast’s website:


As part of its contingency plans, Avanti West Coast will run one train per hour on Saturday from Euston to each of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston with a limited service to Glasgow.

These trains will operate during limited hours – with the first train of the day departing Euston just before 8am and the last train of the day from Euston departing mid-afternoon. 

The significantly reduced timetable will mean North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh have no Avanti West Coast services.

Avanti West Coast also confirmed there will be no onboard catering facilities on its services. The onboard shop will also be closed.

Customers who chose not to travel on Saturday can use their tickets anytime between now and Tuesday, June 28.

Alternatively, a full refund can be claimed with no admin fees for customers with tickets dated Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26.