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Further Rail Strikes to Take Place in July.

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 there will only be a limited service, starting later and finishing much earlier than usual – and most of the network will have no service whatsoever. Trains that are planned to run will be subject to short notice changes and cancellations.  It is expected that there will be an impact on the days before and after strikes too, in particular Friday 21 July.

The teams are working to get journey planners updated as well as their dedicated webpage at as soon as possible. Customers will also be made 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. Whilst it is not anticipated that this will have a major impact on services, customers should check before they travel using As a result, the Night Riviera Sleeper service will not run from Sunday 2 July to Friday 7 July, restarting on Sun 9 July.