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South Western Railway confirms services during May’s industrial action

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed its services during industrial action from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 May.

On Monday 6 May, the Early May Bank Holiday, a revised service will operate across the SWR network due to a ban on overtime working by the ASLEF union.

Engineering work will also take place with line closures in the Aldershot, Reading, Salisbury and Winchester areas leading to further service changes.

Customers should check before travelling. Journey planners expected to be up to date on Wednesday 1 May.

On Tuesday 7 May, a significantly reduced service will run on a limited number of lines due to strike action by the ASLEF union. Large parts of the network will be closed and trains will only run between:

  • Basingstoke and Salisbury
  • London Waterloo and Basingstoke
  • London Waterloo and Feltham via Twickenham
  • London Waterloo and Guildford via Woking
  • London Waterloo and Woking

There will be no services to stations such as Southampton Central, Portsmouth Harbour, Windsor & Eton Riverside, Reading or Exeter St Davids. There will also be no service on the Island Line.

Trains will only run between 0700 and 1900. There will be no services outside of these times.

Customers are advised to only travel if their journeys are absolutely necessary. If customers must travel, they should check before they travel using journey planners, which are expected to be up to date on Tuesday 30 April.

From Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May, the overtime ban will again mean a revised service across the SWR network.

Engineering work will also take place on Saturday 11, with a line closure between Ascot and Reading and altered train services in the Ash and Havant areas.

Customers should check before travelling. Journey planners for Wednesday 8 through to Saturday 11 are expected to be up to date on Saturday 4 May.

Full details can be found at www.southwesternrailway.com/strike

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