Train drivers set to strike again over pay

Train services on the Cotswold Line and connecting routes will again be affected by industrial action by train drivers’ union Aslef at the start of February.

The union has called a series of one-day strikes by its members at rail companies and a ban on working overtime will be in place from Monday, January 29, until Tuesday, February 6.

Great Western Railway, CrossCountry Trains and Chiltern Railway drivers will be on strike on Monday, February 5, while West Midlands Railway drivers will walk out on Saturday, February 3.

Trains are not expected to run on the Cotswold Line on February 5. A very limited service will operate between about 7am and 7pm on some other GWR routes, including between Oxford, Reading and London.

During the period of the overtime ban, GWR services are expected to be affected by a short-notice cancellations and alterations.

CrossCountry Trains, West Midlands Railway and Chiltern Railways have yet to announce what level of services, if any, they will be able to operate on strike days, or during the overtime ban.

Passengers are advised to check their train will be running before setting out to a station.

Click here for details of GWR services during the industrial action.

Click here for details of West Midlands Railway services.

Click here for details of CrossCountry Trains services.

Click here for details of Chiltern Railways services

You can also get on-the-day updates using each operator’s Journeycheck page:





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