c2c rail is accepting another train provider's tickets this weekend as strike action continues with severe disruption expected.

More than 90 per cent of Greater Anglia’s services will not run on Saturday as members of train drivers’ union ASLEF undertake a 24-hour strike.

There will be no regional or branch line services on Saturday, while other services will be dramatically reduced.

c2c rail has no planned strikes this weekend and it has revealed it will be accepting Greater Anglia tickets on its trains.

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It will be accepting the tickets on Saturday on the line between London and Southend.

Greater Anglia has stated its Sunday services will start later in the morning than usual as the 24-hour strike has a knock-on effect into the next day.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said he “strongly advises” passengers to make alternative arrangements.

He added: “We are very sorry for the disruption this strike causes our customers. Work is continuing at an industry level to try to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.”