Strikes by RMT union set to cause further disruption

Cotswold Line train services are set to be disrupted again in July  by industrial action in disputes over pay and terms and conditions of employment.

From Monday, July 3, to Saturday, July 8, train drivers who are members of the Aslef union will be carrying out industrial action short of a strike. This is expected to cause some short-notice alterations or cancellations. Please check details of your journey before setting out.

And members of the RMT union, which represents train managers and other GWR staff, will be on strike on Thursday, July 20, Saturday July 22, and Saturday, July 29. These strikes are expected to cause widespread disruption to GWR services and trains will not run on most of the GWR network, including between Oxford, Worcester and Hereford, and between Worcester, Gloucester and Bristol.

Click here for the latest service updates from GWR and information about validity of pre-booked tickets for travel during this period and how to get a refund.

These disputes will also affect services operated by West Midlands Railway and CrossCountry Trains.

WMR is not expected to operate any services between Birmingham, Worcester and Hereford, nor between Worcester and Kidderminster, on the three strike days.

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CrossCountry Trains has yet to provide information about whether any services will operate on the days of the RMT strikes on the route between Birmingham and Cardiff, via Worcestershire Parkway, and via Oxford on the route between Birmingham, Reading and the South Coast.

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