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SWR weekday strike timetable released: customers urged to check before they travel ahead of RMT strike action


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South Western Railway

SWR weekday strike timetable released: customers urged to check before they travel ahead of RMT strike action
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date
23 November 2019
source South Western Railway
type Press release



o Timetables for weekday train services from 2-20 December are now available online (visit southwesternrailway.com/strike)
o More than half of the normal SWR weekday timetable is planned to run
o Last services will be earlier than normal
o Festive and weekend timetables are to be published as soon as possible
o The amended timetable will also operate on 12 December
o No services will operate on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as normal
o Customers are encouraged to check before travelling for the duration of strike action (2 December to 2 January)

South Western Railway (SWR) has today published its weekday strike timetable, providing customers with details of the services they can expect during the RMT strike action in December.

SWR plans to run around more than half of its weekday service, providing longer trains to maximise capacity and more staff trained to help keep our trains running during the strike.

SWR has previously announced the promise that they will keep a guard on every train in a safety critical role to help customers, meaning the action by the RMT is unnecessary. All that SWR is asking is that guards work with them to provide a modern, efficient train services that customers need and want.

While the RMT Union has informed SWR that they will not be striking on 12 December, owing to the prolonged nature of the strike it will not be possible to provide trains and crews in the correct locations to operate a normal timetable. As a result, there will also be an amended timetable on that day.

A South Western Railway spokesperson said:

"We know this strike will make travelling more difficult and services will be busier than normal. We share your frustration and want you to know we’re doing everything possible to keep customers moving during this unnecessary RMT strike action.

“We plan to run more than half of our normal Monday-Friday services and will provide longer trains in order to increase capacity wherever possible. Customers can expect a similar number of peak services to previous strikes. However, they should be aware that last services will be earlier than normal.

“We encourage customers to check our website southwesternrailway.com/strike for the latest travel information.

“Our train planners are now working hard on the weekend and festive period timetables. Details will be updated on our website and via @SW_Help.”

Contact Information

South Western Railway Press Office
press@swrailway.com


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