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Old 10th Jun 2022, 06:18
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Max Tow
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Those mainly affected will be short distance to/from city commuters, for whom the only alternatives are bus/car or work from home. As OP suggests, the covid lockdowns have made that final option far more acceptable.
For longer domestic journeys, I'd guess many would just re-schedule their rail trips to 20,22,24,26 June? Paying a jacked-up airfare would probably be a last resort.
There's also a degree to which a rail strike might adversely affect air travel, domestic and international, where air travellers were relying on rail links to travel to/from the city or elsewhere - LGW in particular comes to mind. So much for integrated modes of transport...
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