Rail passengers face another day of widespread disruption as the second 24-hour strike this week by train crews takes place in Great Britain.
According to The Guardian, just under half of all trains are expected to run, although with significant regional variations.
On the other hand, The Independent reports that just under 50% of train services are expected to run in total, but with wide disparities between regions and operators.
The strike directly affects 14 train operators but does not affect train operators in Wales and Scotland, but cross-border services operated by Avanti, GWR, and LNER will be reduced.
Intercity routes operated by LNER will be severely limited, with last trains between London and Edinburgh departing in the early afternoon, while Avanti, GWR, and East Midlands will run hourly intercity services.
Passengers have been urged to check before travel, with some operators advising to attempt to travel by train only if absolutely necessary.
Signallers are not on strike, and trains operated by transport authorities in Scotland and Wales and within London and Merseyside are running.
The RMT union members are striking in the long-running dispute over pay and jobs.
According to The Guardian, "RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said the company, which is largely a publicly-owned organisation, had been offered an inflation plus 0.2% increase but continued with a "divisive and unacceptable" policy of different deals for different groups of workers.
" Nevertheless, train operators say they have made genuine, significant, and fair pay offers to its staff, considering the financial challenges due to the pandemic.
The Independent cited a spokesperson from Avanti, who said: "We're disappointed that the RMT has once again chosen to disrupt our customers' travel plans, especially during these incredibly challenging times.
" In contrast, The Guardian quoted a spokesperson from the RMT, who said: "RMT members are standing firm, united, and resolute in our demand for workplace justice, including a fair pay rise for all, and defending the safety-critical role of the guard on the train."
As reported, passengers have been advised to check their travel plans before making any journey as rail services across Great Britain are going to be severely disrupted for the second time this week.