Northern said it will run more than 1,350 services each day, with the majority running between 7am and 7pm to focus on the commuting times.During those hours, around two-thirds of its usual timetable will run.At present, all the strikes remain on, after talks with both Northern and South Western Railway were unsuccessful.So, here's a roundup of what you need to know about the week's strikes...A feasibility study was recommended as a high priority so that the practicability and costs of the scheme could be determined.It was also suggested that the alignment of the tunnels should be safeguarded while a final decision was taken.Commuters may still be smarting from the rail fare rise that greeted them at the start of the year, but there's more misery on the way in the form of a series of strikes next week.
The need for extra capacity along this corridor is such that the former head of Tf L, Sir Peter Hendy, predicted that the Crossrail lines will be "immediately full" as soon as they open.
The western section, from Paddington to Heathrow Airport and Reading in Berkshire, is due to open in December 2019, completing the new east–west route across London and providing a new high-frequency commuter and suburban passenger service.
The project was approved in 2007 and construction began in 2009 on the central section and connections to existing lines that will become part of the route.
An almost entirely new line will branch from the main line at Whitechapel to Canary Wharf, crossing under the River Thames, with a new station at Woolwich and finally connecting with the North Kent Line at the Abbey Wood terminus.
New nine-carriage Class 345 trains will run at frequencies in the central section of up to 24 trains per hour in each direction.