You may have seen that the ASLEF union (train drivers) have announced two further strike dates for Saturday 30 September & Wednesday 4 October at train operators across England, including GWR.
As on previous strike days, this will have a major impact on their services, with many parts of the network having no service whatsoever. Trains that are planned to run will be subject to short notice changes and cancellations, and will start later and finish much earlier than usual. GWR are also expecting there to be an impact on the days before and after strikes too.
GWR teams are working to get journey planners updated as well as their dedicated webpage at www.gwr.com/strike as soon as possible. They will also be making customers aware through station and on board announcements, station posters, and traditional and social media.
ASLEF has also announced a ban on overtime working from Friday 29 September, and from Monday 2 to Friday 6 October. While they do not anticipate that this will have a major impact on their scheduled services, customers should check before they travel using www.gwr.com/check. There is also the potential for delays and cancellations due to short notice driver absence. GWR will do their best to avoid this, but the reduced pool of available drivers does make this more difficult. The Night Riviera Sleeper service will not run throughout the period of the industrial action.