Rail strikes announced for 20, 22 & 29 July
Email received from Great Western Railway 26th June 2023
You may have seen that further rail strikes have been announced to take place in July.
The RMT (on board and station staff) will strike on Thursday 20, Saturday 22 and Saturday 29 July. On these dates we will only be able to run a limited service, starting later and finishing much earlier than usual – and most of our network will have no service whatsoever. Trains that are planned to run will be subject to short notice changes and cancellations. We are also expecting there to be an impact on the days before and after strikes too, in particular Friday 21 July.
Our teams are working to get journey planners updated as well as our dedicated webpage at www.gwr.com/strike
as soon as possible. We will also be making customers aware through station and on board announcements, station posters, and traditional and social media.
ASLEF (train drivers) has also announced a ban on overtime working from Mon 3 July to Sat 8 July. While we do not anticipate that this will have a major impact on our services, customers should check before they travel using www.gwr.com/check
. As a result, our Night Riviera Sleeper service will not run from Sunday 2 July to Friday 7 July, restarting on Sun 9 July.
If you can make your networks aware of these new dates, that would be greatly appreciated and as ever if there’s anything you need at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thomas Lydon | Public Affairs Manager | Great Western Railway
Milford House | 1 Milford Street | Swindon | SN1 1HL