Several rail companies will go on strike on July 30 which is the opening day of the Football League season.

The disruptions will see employees at eight different companies refuse to work, just one day after the RMT union said its members at rail operators, along with Network Rail would walk off from jobs for 24 hours on July 27.

Members from Arriva Rail London, Chiltern Railways, Greater Anglia, Great Western, Hull Trains, LNER, Southeastern and West Midlands Trains will join the strike action on the penultimate day of July.

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This could impact fans wanting to see Wycombe Wanderers, who will start their 2022/23 season at home to Burton Albion on the same day.

There are also worries that the strikes will impact supporters wanting to watch events at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which will begin on July 28.

July 30 will also see the current Premier League champions, Manchester City, face FA Cup winners Liverpool in the Community Shield at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

A day later, Wembley Stadium will host the Women’s European Championship final, but it is feared that the strike could disrupt services running on July 31.

Sport minister Nigel Huddleston tweeted: “It’s hugely disappointing that unions have decided to strike during a fantastic Summer of sport which has been in the planning for years.

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“This could hugely impact the spectator experience for those planning to travel by train.

“The strike action comes at a critical stage of the Women’s Euros and the start of the Commonwealth Games.

“We are working with the @FA, @birminghamcg22 organisers, local councils and transport providers to make sure spectators can get to and from venues safely and efficiently.”

The Football League season will start in July for the first time due to this year’s World Cup taking place in Qatar in November.