Train strikes: March, April dates
Rail passengers no longer face travel chaos this month and April after the RMT suspended strikes.
The union announced on Wednesday 22 March that its Network Rail members had voted in support of the new settlement deal.
The RMT had previously suspended industrial action due to take place last week against Network Rail while union members vote on the latest pay and conditions offer in a referendum.
When are the next train strikes?
Passengers face disruption by RMT members on four days of walkouts:
Thursday March 16 Saturday March 18
Thursday March 30 - cancelled
Saturday April 1 - cancelled
Rail companies that were affected by the train strikes
There are 14 train companies affected by the staff walkouts:
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway,
Great Western Railway,
South Western Railway
Avanti West Coast,
West Midlands Trains
GTR (including Gatwick Express)
Why did rail workers go on strike?
Unions were demanding pay rises for their members who are battling soaring inflation, although train operators are limited in how much they can offer, given they require a mandate from the Government.
Union bosses also said they cannot accept modernisation efforts by the train companies, as it would result in "a severe reduction in scheduled maintenance tasks, making the railways less safe, the closure of all ticket offices and thousands of jobs stripped out of the industry when the railways need more investment not less".
Train bosses are under pressure to cut costs to balance the books after a slump in the number of people commuting into city centres every day. This means they are looking at introducing more technology.