VIDEO: Disruption for passengers in rail strike

Rail commuters across Yorkshire faced disruption on Monday as Northern was forced to cancel over half of its trains due to a strike by the RMT union.

A reduced timetable is in operation, with a focus on peak travel times and major routes.

Here is how some passengers are reacting.

Mark Ledger, 42, from Leeds but visiting mother in a Halifax said: “It’s difficult but what can you do. Most people have been able to make other arrangements. Still, it’s strange to see the station (Leeds) so quiet”

Sally Cafferty, 54, works in Halifax. “It’s been going on for a while in the south hasn’t it? I hope they sort it out quickly because the buses are shocking”

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has called its members out to protest at changes to the roles of guards on trains.

Northern Rail is required to operate half of its trains as “driver controlled” services in the future, though it has yet to announce plans.

For all the latest on today’s strike, travel disruption and changes click here