STRIKES will again affect rail passengers in Herefordshire this weekend.

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are warning of a reduced train service on November 30, as members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport workers continue industrial action.

Passengers using London Northwestern Railway services have been affected most of all in recent weeks, with drivers refusing to cross picket lines.

And the disruption on the network is expected to continue through December, a West Midlands Trains spokesperson said.

An amended timetable will be in place, and both train companies are asking passengers to carefully consider their journeys and to check on the day of travel.

Some parts of the network will have no WMR or LNR trains, including stations between:

• Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury

• Kidderminster and Hereford

• Hereford and Bromsgrove

• Whitlocks End and Stratford-upon-Avon

• Stratford-upon-Avon and Dorridge

• Dorridge and Leamington Spa

• Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley

• Rugby and Crewe via Nuneaton and Rugeley Trent Valley

• Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent

• Bletchley and Bedford

• Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey

Passengers holding tickets for travel this Saturday can use them on November 29, December 1, December 2, or claim a full refund.

For those who do travel, WMR or LNR tickets will be accepted on NX Bus and Metro services.