We have been notified by the RMT union that it intends to hold a number of 24-hour strikes and one 72-hour strike on the South Western Railway network

RMT strike action is planned on the following dates:
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Thursday 26 July 2018
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 28 July 2018
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Tuesday 31 July 2018
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 4 August 2018

• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 18 August 2018
• 0001 Hours on Friday 31 August 2018 to 2359 Hours on Sunday 2 September 2018
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 8 September 2018
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 15 September 2018


We have put together plans to ensure we run as full a timetable as possible on these days, the details of which can be found on the dedicated industrial action pages.


RMT announce new strike dates in September

Friday 31 August

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Saturday 1 September

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Sunday 2 September

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Saturday 8 September

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Saturday 15 September

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Frequently asked questions:

This FAQ section is designed to help provide background information and practical advice that we hope you find useful. If you do not find an answer to your question or would like to give us some feedback, please contact us.


Can I use my ticket on other train operators?
I have an advanced ticket but my booked train isn't running?
Are trains running on the Island Line?
How long will the Industrial action last?
How will you compensate me for disruption to my journey?
I require assistance while travelling on your network, what should I do during Industrial action days?
If I need to get a rail replacement bus will I need to pay?
What about existing local bus services in my area?
What are you doing to resolve the dispute?
Where can I get further information about local bus services?
Will stations remain open as normal?
Will the Industrial action impact services on other days?
Will there be any changes to Booked Passenger Assistance on an Industrial action day?
Will you be providing compensation for any other costs I incur as a result of the Industrial action?
Will you have queuing systems in place at stations anywhere on the network?
What if I choose to start my journey at a different station to that on my ticket?