South Western Railway Christmas 2018 strikes – which SWR trains are operating in the course of the festive vacation?

South Western Railway Christmas 2018 strikes – which SWR trains are operating in the course of the festive vacation?

WORKERS on South Western Railway are to strike in long-running dispute over guards on trains. The corporate, which has been hit by a collection of

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WORKERS on South Western Railway are to strike in long-running dispute over guards on trains.

The corporate, which has been hit by a collection of delays in latest weeks due to sign and practice failures, runs companies into London Waterloo, the busiest station within the UK.

South Western Railway employees will stroll out on Saturday, December 22
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South Western Railway Christmas 2018 strikes – which SWR trains are operating in the course of the festive vacation?

Guards and practice drivers are attributable to stroll out for 24 hours beginning at one minute previous midnight on Saturday December 22.

The strike is a part of a protracted operating dispute and when there have been earlier Saturday walkouts, SWR stated round half of its companies have run.

RMT normal secretary Mick Money stated SWR “continues to refuse to resolving this dispute, which is about security, safety and entry”.

“Latest figures have proven a stunning a surge in violence on our railways,” he stated.

“It’s frankly appalling that South Western Railway are on the lookout for a inexperienced gentle to throw the guard off their trains as and after they see match within the identify of revenue.”

The dispute is over guards on trains
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A South Western Railway accused the RMT union of making certain “most distress is inflicted at what must be a time of leisure and pleasure”.

The operator stated the strike was “pointless” and accused the union of “scaremongering” declaring that crime has really fallen on the community.

In the meantime, RMT members on Arriva Rail North are putting for 24 hours on each Saturday for the remainder of the yr in the identical dispute.

ARN (Northern) stated few companies will run after 5pm on Saturday and warned that its trains can be “extraordinarily busy”.

What different disruption will there be on the railway over Christmas?

Disruption will unfold throughout the festive interval, with main engineering works being carried out from December 22 to January 2.

Crossrail works at London Paddington station are prone to trigger essentially the most disruption, with no practice companies in any respect between December 23-26 and closely decreased timetables for the next week.

London Euston will see some strains closed for main enchancment work over the Christmas interval, and no trains will run from or to Euston on December 25 and 26.

There aren’t any companies on the Heathrow Categorical on December 22 or 25, and Nationwide Rail haven’t but in a position to say how different dates can be affected.

On the Gatwick Categorical, there’ll both be no companies operating December 22 to January 1.

Different companies are advisable from Southern and Thameslink companies between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.

Blackpool, Leicester, Nottingham and Warrington will even be amongst different stations affected.


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