Very limited amount of trains will be in operation on Sunday (Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A rail operator is warning disruption to services on Sunday because of a fresh strike by conductors in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT)  for the TransPennine Express (TPE) will walkout for 24 hours to demand pay justice.

TPE said the strike will cause “significant disruption” to services across the North and into Scotland for the fourth consecutive Sunday. A limited number of trains will operate under an amended timetable.

The company urged people to check times before travelling and avoid taking unnecessary journeys.

“We are saddened and extremely disappointed that the RMT has now announced further strike dates in spring and into summer that will cause further, extended disruption to customers across our communities,” said customer experience director for TPE Kathryn O’Brien to PA News.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch expressed his concern over wages being “eaten away” by inflation. “Managers intone piously about disruption to passengers, but their companies are leeching millions out of our railways with the connivance of a callous government. TransPennine Express could spend less time trying to line up their dividend payments and start to fund pay justice for hard-working staff,” he adds.