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Travel chaos warning as only one in five trains run due to strike action

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Rail passengers were experiencing more travel chaos today (Saturday) with only 20 per cent of normal train services running due to another strike by union members.

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.

It means around half of the network will be closed all day and trains will operate only between 7.30am and 6.30pm. Passengers are being urged to 'only travel by train if absolutely necessary on Saturday'. READ MORE: 'Fridays are not what they were' in Manchester and it's changing life in the city centre Services will start later than normal on Sunday morning as workers return to duties.

Ahead of the industrial action, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch wrote to Transport Secretary Anne Marie Trevelyan, urging her to 'unshackle' the railway companies and allow them to reach a settlement with the rail unions.

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