Strikes by RMT union set to disrupt Saturday services

Cotswold Line train services are set to be disrupted again by industrial action by the RMT in the long-running dispute over pay and terms & conditions of employment.

Members of the RMT union, which represents train managers and senior conductors, are set to strike on Saturday, August 26, and Saturday, September 2.

These strikes are expected to cause widespread disruption to GWR services and trains will probably 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 on these dates 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 strike days.

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CrossCountry Trains has yet to provide information about whether any services will operate on the days of these 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.

And CrossCountry services will also be disrupted on Saturdays August 19 and September 9 in a separate dispute over train managers’ duties.  On Saturday, August 19, XC trains will not run on the route between Birmingham and Cardiff via Worcestershire Parkway and only a limited service will operate on the route via Oxford between Birmingham and the South Coast until late afternoon.

Click here for more information about CrossCountry services on all four strike dates.

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