TWO train operators have warned of ‘significant disruption’ amid further strike action.

Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express have issued travel advice and are urging customers to plan ahead.

Further industrial action and strike days are set to cause major disruption to rail services over the coming days and from next week.

Drivers from the ASLEF union are set to take strike action between today, Tuesday, for a full week up to and including February 6.

TransPennine Express services will be brought to a halt tomorrow, Wednesday, while there will be no Avanti West Coast services on Saturday and Monday.

Avanti West Coast tarins operate from Warrington Bank Quay, while TransPennine Express services stop at Warrington Central and Birchwood.

Customers are encouraged to either claim a refund, seek alternative transport or rearrange their travel for an alternative date.

Kathryn O’Brien, customer service and operations director at TransPennine Express, said: “Unfortunately, the further strike action will once again cause severe disruption to our services, as well as those across the country.

“Sadly, we will not be able to run any trains at all on Wednesday, January 31, with a very limited timetable in place on the day after the strike.

“We expect the action short of a strike to cause widespread disruption, delays and some short-notice cancellations.

“I would advise customers to check very carefully before they travel and to allow extra time for any journeys.

“We are extremely sorry for the impact this action will have for our customers and will do all we can to keep as many people on the move as possible.”

Andy Mellors, managing director at Avanti West Coast, added: “Our customers want to be out using our network, and it is disappointing that we are once again asking them not to travel on a weekend.

“We understand their frustration and can only apologise for the disruption to their plans.

“We would encourage those able to do so to take advantage of the ticket easement and change their day of travel. Alternatively, customers are entitled to a full fee-free refund.”