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Picture shows Piccadilly Station deserted as train strikes grind services to a halt

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Shutters down, empty departure boards and an eerie quietness isn't what you'd expect to find at Piccadilly train station on a normal Saturday afternoon.

But as the nation continues to be gripped by ongoing rail strikes, the usually buzzing terminal is practically deserted today.

More than 40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail and 15 train operating companies have walked out again in a row over jobs, pay and conditions. READ MORE: Travel chaos warning as only one in five trains run due to strike action As a result, just 20 per cent of normal train services are running through the station.

It has rarely felt so quiet since the national lockdowns during the pandemic. With Manchester City playing against Southampton at the Etihad this afternoon, and shopping and events attracting thousands of people to the city - the station would usually be packed.

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