By Jonathan Davies
Network rail workers will hold a 24-hour strike on bank holiday Monday (25 May) in a row over pay.
Signallers, station and maintenance staff will walk out from 5pm after members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union voted in favour of action.
Network Rail has previously said that it would do everything it could to keep services running in the event of a strike.
The RMT rejected Network Rail's latest pay offer, saying it fell "well short" of what would be needed to maintain living standards.
Network Rail offered 16,000 workers a £500 this year, followed by an increase matching inflation over the following three years.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the offer left it "with no option but to move to a rolling programme of industrial action".
In addition to the anticipated extra bank holiday traffic, the Championship play-off final takes place at Wembley on the day of the strike. Fans of East Anglian rivals Norwich City and Ipswich Town shouldn't face trouble arriving to London, but the 5pm start-time of the strike could cause major trouble for the journey home.