NORTHERN Rail will run a full Saturday timetable tomorrow (February 16) after strikes by the RMT were called off.

It has been agreed to suspend strike action with talks to recommence between the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and Northern about the future role of the conductor.

There have been 47 days of industrial action due to the dispute, and workers had been due to walk out on Saturday last week and tomorrow before the agreement.

The breakthrough came after "positive discussions" between RMT and Northern - brokered by ACAS Chair, Sir Brendan Barber.

David Brown, managing director, Northern said: “We warmly welcome RMT’s decision to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about what the future role of the conductor looks like.

"We have been very clear in these discussions that there will be a conductor on all our trains now and into the future. We are looking forward to further positive talks with RMT about operational models moving ahead.

"The suspension of the RMT strikes is good news for customers and businesses across the North."

Northern advises customers to check before they travel due to the "complex task" of changing back to a normal timetable.

However, from Saturday February 16, Northern has confirmed it will run a full Saturday timetable.