Impact of strike action on Larne

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Local schools could be affected by strike action after Translink advised it will not operate any scheduled bus or train services on Friday March 13.

In a statement on the strike action by the Unite and GMB trade unions, Translink’s Ciaran Rogan commented: “We are in touch with the Education and Library Boards to find out if schools are open on Friday and to discuss options for transport.

“I would like to apologise to all our passengers who will be inconvenienced by this strike action which is unfortunately beyond our control.

“Services will return to normal on Saturday March 14.”

At the time of going to press, several local schools said that their teaching staff would not strike.

These included Larne Grammar, Larne High, Larne and Inver Primary School, Moyle Primary School, Olderfleet Primary School, Corran Integrated Primary School, and Linn Primary School.

However, many schools have warned parents to expect an impact on bus services.

St Killian’s College and Roddensvale School both said that they could not yet confirm how they would be affected by the strike.

Staff at Larne Library said their services would be unaffected by the strike.

A Larne Borough Council spokesperson said that they were not aware of any disruption to council services.

For further information contact Translink on 028 90 66 66 30 or www.translink.co.uk