South East Wales

Network Rail call off strike on day of two Cardiff concerts

Manic Street Preachers
Image caption The Manic Street Preachers will play Cardiff Castle for the first time

A 24-hour rail strike planned for the same day thousands of music fans travel to Cardiff has been called off.

Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members were due to walk out over pay from 17:00 BST on Thursday.

The strike would have coincided with concerts by One Direction at the Millennium Stadium and the Manic Street Preachers at Cardiff Castle on Friday.

Arbitration service Acas said a planned 48-hour strike next week has also been called off.

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