Half of normal trains will be running on South Western Railway this weekend – despite strikes

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Credit: City AM

South Western Railway has announced that they will be running more than half of normal Saturday train services this weekend.

This is despite the planned RMT strike action, which is set to go ahead.

Replacement bus services and ticket acceptance with a number of bus and rail companies have been arranged by the train operating company.

For full service information for the 15th September, please click here.

What did the officials say?

A South Western Railway spokesperson said:

“We thank all of our customers for their patience and those guards who have worked to keep services moving during the RMT’s unnecessary summer strikes.

“We know how frustrating the RMT’s industrial action is for customers, and we are doing everything we can to minimise disruption, maximising service provision and extending trains where possible to provide additional seats.

“We continue to seek constructive talks with the RMT and have proposed a framework for these talks which would guarantee a second person with safety critical competencies rostered on all trains.”

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