Update on South Western Railway services for RMT Strikes

Friday 27th July 2018
  • Despite the RMT strike on Thursday, nearly 70% of normal services were run and London Waterloo experienced just a 12% reduction in customer numbers 
  • 1 in 4 guards scheduled to work reported for duty 
  • Tomorrow, Saturday 28 July, South Western Railway plans to provide around 50% of the normal train service, and will provide longer trains to deliver additional seating 
  • Passengers are strongly advised to check their journey before they travel 

South Western Railway has been working hard to minimise the impact of tomorrow’s RMT strike on customers. Bus replacement services and ticket acceptance on other rail and bus networks are in place on a number of routes, and tickets for Saturday 28 July will also be honoured on Friday 27 July, Sunday 29 July or Monday 30 July 2018.

Full details of services, including alternative travel arrangements, can be found on our website: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey/industrial-action.

Commenting on the strike, a South Western Railway spokesperson said:

“It is frustrating and disappointing that the RMT union has decided to go ahead with plans to strike on our network. This is despite proposals we have put forward which are similar to that of another train operator, Greater Anglia, which the RMT has recently agreed to. We are urging the RMT to return to talks and end this damaging disruption to passengers.

“We are sorry that this industrial action is inconveniencing many of our passengers, and will continue to do everything we can to keep passengers moving.”