No Somerset trains on strike days
GWR today announced the services it will be running on 1 and 3 February, when ASLEF has called a strike. The train drivers union represents the vast majority of drivers. It has said that the latest pay offer “is not and could not ever be acceptable”. The Union did say it was till prepared to angage in further discussions.
The strikes next week will be on Wednesday 1 February and Thursday 3 February. However unlike on previous strike days, GWR say they expect to run a full service on Wednesday 2 February.
A limited service has been announced for the two strike days. However no services are planned from GWR’s Somerset stations. That will effect: Taunton, Bridgwater, Highbridge, Frome, Castle Cary, Bruton and Yeovil Penn Mill.