Further train strikes this week

    Planned industrial action by the RMT, Aslef and the TSSA unions mean rail services will be severely affected on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

    On strike days an extremely limited service will operate between 07:00 and 18:30, and the last trains will leave much earlier. Due to the timing of the strike action, services after strike days will also be affected.

    Where trains are able to operate, they will be extremely busy.

    Passengers are advised to find alternative ways to travel on these days. Only travel if absolutely necessary. The majority of train services will not operate and there will be no services on many routes.

    GWR will operate as many trains as possible during the strike action, however, the following travel advice is in place over the strike period:

    Thursday 18 August

    A significantly limited service will operate please make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

    No rail services will operate on the following routes:

    • All lines in Cornwall, including all branch lines
    • West of Newton Abbot (change at Exeter) towards Plymouth/Cornwall (due to no contingency signallers)
    • All branch lines in Devon (Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Okehampton)

    Friday 19 August

    Trains will continue to be disrupted, please make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

    Trains will start later and there will be a reduced level of service throughout the day. Please check before you travel.

     

    Saturday 20 August

    An extremely limited service operate. Services will start later and finish much earlier than normal. No rail services will operate on the following routes:

    • All lines in Cornwall, including all branch lines
    • West of Newton Abbot (change at Exeter) towards Plymouth/Cornwall
    • All branch lines in Devon (Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Okehampton)

    For Southwestern Trains from Exeter to London Waterloo the company have advised:

    Thursday 18 August

    A severely reduced service will operate between 0730 and 1830. Large parts of our network will have no services at all, including Exeter.

    Saturday 20 August

    A severely reduced service will operate between 0730 and 1830. Large parts of our network will have no services at all, including Exeter.

     

    No Crosscountry services will operate west of Bristol on either of the two strike days.

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