Rail passengers faced fresh disruption today because of another 24-hour strike by Midland Mainline train drivers in a row over pensions.
No Midland Mainline trains were scheduled to run from Leeds, Wakefield Westgate, Sheffield, Luton, Chesterfield or Nottingham because of the walk-out, the third of six planned days of industrial action.
The Derby-based company said it would give refunds to passengers who decided against travelling because of the strike, adding it was "disappointed" that the stoppage by members of the drivers' union Aslef had gone ahead.
Train drivers at Silverlink will go on strike tomorrow in a similar dispute over pensions, which will cause huge disruption to the firm's services.
The company said: "We are strongly advising passengers not to travel. If your journey is essential then please arrange to use other means of transport."