Bank Holiday rail strike called off - Abellio Greater Anglia services will be running on Monday and Tuesday

Abellio Greater Anglia is advising passengers not to travel on Monday or Tuesday next week.

Abellio Greater Anglia is advising passengers not to travel on Monday or Tuesday next week. - Credit: Archant

Unions have backed down over a planned 24-hour walk off which would have hit commuters returning to work on Tuesday after the long weekend.

Industrial action had been called for Monday, with RMT and TSSA union members working for Network Rail downing tools at 5pm.

But the TSSA said today they had reached an agreement with Network Rail.

The RMT said this afternoon it too had called off its strike.

Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of the TSSA confirmed the strike was on hold “pending the outcome of a meeting of our workplace representatives next week”.

Rail operator Greater Anglia had said earlier there would be no train services on Monday afternoon if the strike took place.

This would have hit Norwich City fans travelling to the play-off final at Wembley.

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COmmuters would also have been caught out on Tuesday morning and Abellio had advised passengers not to travel.