A South Western Railway spokesperson said:
“We’re pleased that the RMT wants to come back to the table. But we need the RMT to show they are serious about ending these strikes in a way that works for passengers.
“They need to explain exactly what do they want instead of the written agreement they took away from ACAS last Thursday, and offer a new solution that safely delivers over 10m more passenger journeys on-time every year.
“We want a guard on every train with a safety critical role. But we want to enable guards to spend more time helping people in wheelchairs and with buggies get on and off the train, walking up and down all the carriages and ensuring the safety of passengers at times of need.”
Read in full SWR's letter in response to the RMT's calls for talks.