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National Rail Update

We’ve had news that ASLEF (train drivers) will be going on strike on Thursday 5 January, this is in addition to the RMT strike days on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th January.  

There will therefore be strikes from the 3rd to the 7th of January. 

It has only just been announced so we are now looking at the impacts, but as it is train drivers, it is very likely to mean that we will have no rail services at all on Thursday 5th January, apart from possibly limited services from Reading to Basingstoke, from Reading to Oxford and from London Paddington to Bristol.  This is not confirmed.  

Best wishes


Jane Jones MBE | Head of Public Affairs | Great Western Railway
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