SWR warns of impact of strikes

South West Railway announced today that the strike by the RMT Union will have an impact beyond the day of action. The company operates the line through Crewkerne, Yeovil Junction and Templecombe to Waterloo.

The RMT Union have called industrial action for Wednesday 27 July. However SWT say the disruption will also hit train services on Thursday 28 July as well. The knock-on effect of the strike means that a late starting reduced service is likely to run on the following day.

SWR’s Managing Director Claire Mann commented “We are working hard to finalise a contingency timetable, but we expect we’ll have no choice but to close significant parts of our network on Wednesday 27 July, with severe disruption expected on the following day.

SWR will publish details of its reduced timetable for the two days when it is finalised. Meanwhile they advise customers to check the website for latest updates: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/industrial-action

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