gwr train strike

GWR Rail Update.

Due to a serious incident on the railway between Reading and Didcot Parkway yesterday evening, which involved the police taking control of the main line until around 0600 this morning, today (Friday 5 January) GWR have multiple trains and a substantial proportion of their crew in the wrong place.

Because of this police incident and the continued flooding on parts of their network, GWR are asking all customers to check before they travel at because of the significant disruption caused to journeys today.

GWR expect short notice alterations and cancellations, as well as a reduced level of service on their high-speed long distance routes, throughout today.

In regards to the flooding, the lines between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, and Reading and Castle Cary remain closed.

Tickets for travel today will be valid tomorrow (Saturday 6 January). GWR also have ticket acceptance in place with Cross Country, London Underground, Elizabeth line, South Western Railway, Southern, Thameslink and Transport for Wales until further notice to help customers complete their journeys.

GWR are very sorry for the continued disruption to their customers, they have said that it has been a very challenging week.