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Check before travel: First Great Western trains strike

Revised timetable in place on First great Western due to strike

Workers at First Great Western trains are taking part in a three-day strike over the Bank Holiday weekend. The walkout is causing disruption for travellers. The firm is advising people to check before they head out.

The walkout is part of the RMT union's protest over the introduction of new Hitachi inter-city trains. It follows a 48-hour strike last month and 24 hours of action last week Sunday which led to widespread disruption to services.

The industrial action has not stopped thousands of music fans who turned up for the Reading Festival which started on Thursday. The challenge for the festival-goers will be getting home on Bank Holiday Monday after the event ends.

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Should we pay to keep trains running in Scotland and Wales?

Rail passengers in the South East are paying millions of pounds in fares to keep trains running in other parts of the country, a new report has revealed.

Figures from the Office of Road and Rail suggest the money is being diverted to subsidise less popular routes in Scotland, Wales and the North - like those connecting towns and cities in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Fred spoke to Seb Gordon from the Rail Delivery Group which represents train operators.

600,000 passengers will pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday weekend

Nearly 600,000 people will pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday Credit: ITV

Nearly 600,000 passengers are due to pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday, making it a record breaker for the airport. Meanwhile drivers can expect to get stuck in delays this weekend. According to new research, August is the busiest month on the roads, with a fifth of the British public planning to travel during the Bank Holiday.

South West Trains to improve customer service

A major investment by South West Trains Credit: ITV

Fifty million pounds is being invested by South West Trains to make its customer service 'smarter and more personal'. New hi-tech ticket machines will allow commuters direct contact with the customer care centre. The programme also includes more seats and extra car parking.

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First Great Western strike will go ahead this weekend

The strike will go ahead Credit: ITV

Rail union RMT has just announced that strike action at First Great Western will go ahead this weekend as planned. The union is protesting over the introduction of new Hitachi inter-city trains. The action follows a 48-hour strike last month and 24 hours of action last Sunday which led to widespread disruption to services.

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