RAIL operator Northern – which runs services on the Airedale line – is urging customers not to travel over several days next week.

The company says industrial action is planned by the RMT union on Tuesday (June 21), next Thursday and Saturday, June 25.

And Northern warns that journeys on the days in between will also be disrupted, due to displaced trains and changed shift patterns.

A "very limited" timetable will be in operation, with essential routes given priority.

Tricia Williams, for Northern, said: "Our ability to get customers where they want to be will be significantly impacted and our advice, regrettably, is simply not to travel during the week of strike action.

"We apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience that the RMT’s industrial action may cause. We continue to be keen to speak to the RMT to find a resolution and avoid any strikes."

The RMT says it has called three days of national strike action in a dispute over pay and jobs.

The union claims that Network Rail and the train operating companies have subjected staff to "multi-year pay freezes" and that there are plans to cut thousands of jobs, which will "make the railways unsafe".