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No trains this Saturday (13 August)

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We promised to keep you updated ahead of this Saturday’s (13th August) strike by the ASLEF trade union (train drivers) when there will be no service on the majority of the GWR network.

We will run a very limited service on the routes listed on our dedicated strike webpage here: These services will be very busy and will start later and finish much earlier than normal. Disruption will continue into Sunday 14th August, and our advice to customers is to check before travel and only travel if absolutely necessary. There will be no service on the North Cotswolds line from Oxford-Worcester/Hereford on both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.

Journey planners are being updated and where we can we are contacting customers directly to make them aware of the changes. Any help you can give to share this message amongst your networks will be gratefully received, we want to ensure that anyone who is thinking of travelling by train this weekend is aware of the severe disruption. We will be in touch again next week with detail on the RMT and TSSA action planned for Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th August. One of the three separate negotiations between the TSSA and Network Rail was approved by members last week, and we continue to work to resolve all outstanding disputes.

You may also have seen that hot weather is forecast for later this week, with the potential to disrupt rail services through temporary speed restrictions and short-notice cancellations. Our teams will be watching this carefully, and customers should check before they travel through National Rail Enquiries or on

As ever, if there is anything we can do to assist please do get in touch.

Gareth Epps · Tue 9 Aug 2022, 10:41 · Link

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