PASSENGERS who use Harrow and Wealdstone station are advised not to travel on London Midland services on Sunday to due a lack of train drivers.
It arises out of a dispute over weekend working between the train operator and ASLEF and means a reduced timetable is having to be imposed on the Euston to Milton Keynes line.
London Midland's director of operations and safety, Wallace Weatherill, said: “We apologise to our passengers for the continued impact of the ongoing dispute with ASLEF. We remain committed to negotiating a reasonable set of conditions with the union.
“We continue to work with ASLEF representatives to seek agreement over drivers’ terms and conditions.
"We would urge the union to encourage their members to work as normal, so we can continue our efforts to reach a deal that is reasonable for everyone.”
In a statement, ASLEF said the dispute revolves around Sunday shifts for which drivers must volunteer and claims this Sunday is the first for which London Midland will unilaterally stop paying the double time rates it introduced two years to attract more takers.
General secretary Keith Norman said: "They cut the rate of pay and then they are surprised when no one snatches their hand off.
"I don’t see what other reaction the company could expect.
"London Midland appears to be looking for a scapegoat for its own incompetence. It can look elsewhere."
n Details of Sunday’s reduced timetable are available on the London Midland website www.londonmidland.com and on National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50.