The National Union of Rail, Marine and Transportation Workers (RMT) had planned to go on strike on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, resulting in cancellations of services to take people to the Lincoln Christmas Market.
The union says it still plans to act if a deal can’t be reached with EMR, but that would be later this month.
Anyone planning to travel by train on weekends, including the Lincoln Christmas Market, is always advised to check EMR’s timetables before leaving, as the short notice of the canceled action means the timetables will be reduced.
An EMR spokesperson said: “We have received notification of the RMT’s decision to suspend the strike.
“Given the extremely short notice of the decision, EMR will continue to operate a reduced schedule on December 3 and 4. “
EMR says it has ‘done everything it can’ to prioritize services to and from Lincoln, but predicts the reduced schedule still won’t be enough for the thousands of people hoping to visit the Christmas market . He urges people to use alternative means of transportation if they can.
Read your guide to the 2021 Lincoln Christmas Market here.
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