GWR Train Strike
Chippenham train passengers face huge disruption as GWR announce strike plans.
The strike action is billed as the biggest walk out in living memory as members of the RMT Union will walk out over pay and cuts to the railway.
The planned industrial action means rail services will be severely affected on 21st, 23rd and 25th June and those that run will be operating a significantly reduced temporary timetable.
On the days of strike action, there is expected to be a very limited service running between Chippenham and London Paddington and only between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
The advice from Wiltshire based GWR is to only travel by rail if necessary. If you do travel, expect severe disruption and plan ahead.
The company will operate as many trains as possible during the strike action however, most train services will be affected on the days announced. Due to the timing of the strike action, services in between strike days will also be affected.
Where services do run, they are expected to be extremely busy.
There will be no bus replacement services provided during this time.
Customers who have already purchased tickets can claim a full refund or can amend their ticket; those who travel and are delayed may be entitled to delay repay compensation if they are delayed by 15 mins or more. Season ticket holders can apply for compensation through the Delay Repay scheme.
To help customers, GWR is allowing people with tickets for travel on strike days to be able to travel on the day before and up to two days after.
For more information visit https://www.gwr.com/strike