Trains across St Albans and Harpenden are set to be disrupted over the coming days by a fresh round of strikes.

Aslef, who represent train drivers, will be striking on Monday, April 8, while there is a nationwide overtime ban from today (Thursday, April 4) through Tuesday, April 9.

It means that there will be no Thameslink trains across the "vast majority" of their network on Monday, April 8, while an amended timetable with fewer services will be in place on other days.

Commuters hoping to make it into the capital on Monday will be further hit by Tube strikes, with London Underground drivers striking on the same day.


There are also engineering works on Sunday, April 7, with no Thameslink trains to or from Kings Cross and Moorgate until after 8.45am.

This week's strikes are the latest in a series that began in July 2022. Aslef members are striking over pay and conditions, having not received a pay rise since 2019.

Jenny Saunders, Govia Thameslink Railway’s Customer Services Director, said: “We’re really sorry for the disruption this strike action will have on our customers, especially as it coincides with the Easter school holidays.

“I strongly urge customers to check every journey, every day, from Thursday 4 April until Tuesday 9 April, so they aren’t caught out.

"No two days will be the same, so please plan all of your journeys carefully, including any connections with other operators, in advance at, and once again before you leave.”

A spokesperson for GTR added: "Services on the East Coast Main Line to and from Peterborough are expected to be very busy and customers should check before they travel."