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Rail strike update

An update from Network rail regarding strikes that will affect those travelling by rail next week.

You may have seen that further strike dates have been announced in the coming weeks. On Saturday 1st October, ASLEF (train drivers), Unite (Train Care Depot staff) and the RMT (on board and station staff, and Network Rail signallers) will be on strike.  

This will be followed by strikes on Wednesday 5th October (ASLEF only), Thursday 6th October and Friday 7th October (TSSA managers and office staff only) and on Saturday 8th October (RMT only).

As train drivers will strike on both Saturday 1st and Wednesday 5th, there will be no service on the vast majority of our network on these dates. We will run a very limited service on the routes listed on our dedicated strike webpage here:

Our teams are working as quickly as possible to confirm the train plan for the 6th, 7th and 8th October, and we will be in touch again next week once we have this detail.  There will also be some knock on impact to days following the strikes and it is likely that late evening services the day before strikes will be affected. 

Our advice to customers will be not to travel on strike dates unless absolutely necessary. There will be no rail replacement services in operation.  Revised timetables will be entered into journey planners as quickly as possible and we will keep our dedicated strike page updated.


Best wishes

Jane Jones

Head of Public Affairs, GWR

Toby Elliott

Head of Communications, Network Rail Western