BUS and rail services in Bolton will be severely disrupted this week as strike actions starts.

Drivers working for First Bus at the Bolton and Rusholme depots are holding a one-day strike today.

Bolton services which are not running include the numbers 2, 8, 36, 37, 68, 471, 501, 507, 510, 511, 524, 561, 562, 571, 572, 575, 582 and the X39.

School services affected are the 986 to Canon Slade, Y53 St James's Church of England, Y38 Smithills High and Y43 Thornleigh College.

There will also be Northern Rail strikes taking place on Tuesday and on Thursday causing disruptions to services provided by Arriva Rail North.

The majority of Northern services will not run and any that do will be working to a revised timetable.

The list has been published on the operator's website at northernrailway.co.uk/industrial-action.