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Advice for South Western Railway passengers as strikes continue

Railway strikes are planned across the weekend. Credit: SWT

South Western Railway passengers can expect major disruptions on Saturday 18 August as RMT union members plan to go on strike. The dispute is over the role of guards and services will be severely reduced.

It comes in the middle of a series of strikes across the summer. Those travelling to and from Exeter should expect replacement buses. No trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury or Yeovil Pen Mill.

RMT union continue strikes after no agreement reached with South Western Railway

Talks between SWR and the RMT union failed to reach a resolution.

Train stations will be left empty as strikes mean South Western Railway runs a 'severely reduced service'.

The RMT union have planned another 24 hour strike on Saturday 4th August over the ongoing argument about the role of train guards.

As a result trains will not stop at several stations.

The strikes are planned over the next four weekends with a 48 hour walk out happening at the end of the month.

It's claimed that talks between South Western Railway and the RMT union -aimed at averting more strikes - failed to reach a resolution.

A bus replacement service will be put in place for the stations that will be affected. They are asking people to please check before they travel.

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RMT Union to stage protest against South Western Railway

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Disability campaigners are to stage a demonstration in support of the long-running protests against changes to the role of guards on trains.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has been embroiled in industrial disputes with five train operators, leading to strikes and other forms of industrial action.

Disabled passengers will protest on April 18 at Waterloo station in London against South Western Railway, one of the companies involved in the bitter row.

The RMT is staging an event in Westminster on April 25 to mark the second anniversary of the guards' row, which started on Southern Railway.

Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia are also involved in the dispute.

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South Western Railway workers to strike in November

South Western Railway workers will go on strike for 48 hours. Credit: ITV News

Workers for several railway services will go on strike in November.

Southern, South Western Railway and Greater Anglia workers will go on strike for 48 hours from 8 November.

Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North workers will strike for 24 hours.

It carries on disputes over the role of guards, the RMT union has said.

Trains suspended between Gloucester and Swindon until 12.00

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Great Western Railway services have been suspended between Gloucester and Swindon because of a signalling problem.

The company is working to arrange a bus replacement service.

During incidents like this, trains would normally divert via Yate and Bristol Parkway.

However, this route is also closed due to engineering work.

GWR says trains should be running by 12.00 and commuters can find updates on the National Rail website.

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