Rail passengers have been reminded of rail strikes which have led train operator Northern to advise people not to travel on three separate dates.

Strikes by the RMT and ASLEF unions take place on Saturday October 1, Wednesday October 5 and Saturday October 8 and Northern has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ warning.

The disruption caused will also mean that passengers should check before they travel on Sundays October 2 and October 9 as train services cannot re-start until later in the morning.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “This is the fourth ‘Do Not Travel’ notice we have been forced to issue this summer due to strike action by the trade unions.

“We pologise in advance for the significant disruption and inconvenience this action by the RMT and ASLEF unions will cause to our customers.

“As we have previously pledged, we will continue to work towards a resolution to this issue with the hope of avoiding more disruptive strikes in the future.”

Northern is the second biggest train operator in the UK, running almost 2,000 services a day from more than 500 stations.