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.
Due to this weekend's strike, please check journey times at https://t.co/0CnwmNLw0h, as services may have changed.
Due to strike action please remember to check your journey details at https://t.co/0CnwmNLw0h, as an amended timetable is in place.
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.
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