RAIL passengers across the West Midlands are being warned that a reduced timetable will remain in place tomorrow (Saturday November 5) despite the suspension of RMT strike action.

West Midlands Railway bosses say due to the lateness of the RMT announcement this afternoon it will not be possible to reinstate the normal  timetable and a reduced service will be in operation.

Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said: “While it is welcome that this strike action has been suspended, it has come too late to reinstate the full timetable for tomorrow and passengers should still only travel if essential.

“Any changes to the planned level of service on Monday and Wednesday will be added to our website as soon as they are available.”

With staffing rosters and train movements planned many days in advance, a reduced timetable is also expected to remain in place on Monday, when strike action had also been announced.

Details of the timetable on the remaining strike day - Wednesday November 9 - will be confirmed in due course.

Routes with a limited service on Saturday and on Monday are:

Cross-City Line (Lichfield Trent Valley – Redditch/Bromsgrove via Birmingham New Street (two trains per hour)

Wolverhampton-Birmingham (one train per hour)

Birmingham New Street-Birmingham International (one train per hour)

Trains will only run from 7.30am to 7.30pm.

No services will be in operation on any other West Midlands Railway route, including all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham-Shrewsbury, Birmingham-Worcester-Hereford and Nuneaton-Leamington Spa.