Rail passengers are being urged to check ahead of travelling next week due to some disruption expected as part of a six-day overtime ban by train drivers in the Aslef union.

In total, 16 train companies in England will be affected from Monday, July 3 to Saturday, July 8.

As a result, many will be running reduced services as most train companies rely on drivers working overtime to run their full schedule.

The industrial action from Aslef is part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, and passengers who plan to travel next week are being urged to check timetables.

How will different rail operators be affected by Aslef overtime ban?

On the National Rail website, the following rail operators have indicated that they will not be able to run their full timetable from July 3-8:

  • Chiltern Railways
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Great Northern
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway (including Island Line)
  • Thameslink
  • TransPennine Express

The following rail operators are currently expecting to be able to run their full timetable although they might experience short-notice cancellations:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • LNER
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • Northern
  • Southeastern
  • West Midlands Railway

Last month, Aslef members at 10 operators backed further strike action, meaning it could last for another six months if there's no settlement.

The union has already rejected proposals that would have seen pay rise by 4% two years in a row, bringing drivers' average pay to £65,000.

Aslef does not have any further strikes planned at present, but the RMT union does have a few scheduled for later in July.

Many are expected to walk out on July 20, 22 and 29 in their dispute over pay, jobs and working conditions.