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Planned industrial action by train drivers on Saturday will severely affect GWR rail services this weekend, with no trains running on many popular routes.
Journey planners for Wednesday’s and Thursday’s reduced temporary train timetable have now been updated, with planned industrial action by the RMT, Aslef and the TSSA unions severely affecting rail services.
Planned industrial action by the RMT, Aslef and the TSSA unions means GWR expects rail services to be severely affected on Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 July, and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.
The Met Office has issued a red weather warning for parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures forecast to reach as high as 40°C in some areas, including London.
Journeys will take longer and some services will be cancelled, GWR warns customers
- Brits are creatures of habit when holidaying in the UK, with over 9 in 10 (91%) preferring to revisit the same places again and again, new research reveals
- Wanting to avoid bad surprises (30%) and comfort and familiarity (57%) named as some of the top reasons for sticking to the same destinations
- Almost half more likely to holiday in UK because of the cost-of-living crisis
- A patriotic 28% of Brits would prefer to travel within the UK to support economic recovery post-pandemic, and the environmental impact of flying abroad is an important factor for almost a quarter (23%)
- 1 in 10 ‘do it for the Gram’, choosing holiday destinations based on the available photo opportunities, with this statistic rising to almost 1 in 5 (18%) for under-25s
Great Western Railway has staged the last of its train-naming events celebrating BBC Make a Difference Superstars who went above and beyond to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Train operator GWR is warning customers to be prepared for the hot weather if travelling this weekend, with services expected to be busy and journeys possibly taking longer.
Trains that run through the Severn Tunnel between Bristol and South Wales will be affected as part of an ongoing programme of rail improvement work this July.
Significantly reduced timetable announced, with only 30% of services able to operate between 0730 and 1830 on Saturday
Great Western Railway is reminding music fans that trains will be very busy and a queueing system will be in place after the Stereophonics + Tom Jones concerts.
Only travel if necessary and expect severe disruption, GWR warns as RMT strikes set to impact trains all week
Significantly reduced timetable announced, with only 30% of services operating on strike days