RAIL services are set to be extremely reduced next week as workers strike over job cuts and pay.

Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) staff are set to strike on Tuesday, June 21, Thursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25 which is being dubbed the biggest rail strike in history.  

Workers from around 13 firms are set to walk out over failed talks over pay.

Passengers have been advised to only travel if essential.

A statement on West Midlands Railway website says: “This will have a considerable impact on the number of trains we are able to run.

"We will be running a very limited service on these dates between 7.30 am and 6.30 pm only. Due to the knock-on impact of the strike, a very limited service will also be running on Wednesday 22 June 2022 and Friday 24 June 2022.

“Our advice to customers is to only travel during this time if your journey is essential and you have no other means of transport available. If you do travel, expect severe disruption and plan ahead.”

The Birmingham Snow Hill line to Kidderminster/ Worcester including Stourbridge will not be serviced from next Tuesday to Saturday with only one train per hour next Monday.

The Lichfield Trent Valley to Redditch / Bromsgrove (Cross City) will be serviced with two trains per hour from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Tuesday to Saturday.