Post by eastville1966 on Sept 16, 2022 14:13:47 GMT
Just been announced another train strike scheduled for October 1st (Sat) and October 5th (Wed). For those of us who have already bought train tickets for Exeter (A) on the 1st this isn't great news.....
Would normally be a day on the lash on the train but we are now making a weekend of it - two nights at a nice B&B in Tiverton. Bus from there down to Exeter on Saturday morning, a bit of lunch and hopefully see Spurs get a result against the Goon before heading to SJP. Should be a decent one.
"The Aslef and RMT unions have announced their intention to take industrial action at a number of train companies, including GWR, on Saturday 1 October. Aslef has also announced its intention to take industrial action on Wednesday 5 October.
The TSSA union has announced its intention to take action short of strike on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5 October.
On these days train services will be severely disrupted and many parts of the GWR network will have no train service at all. Train services on the days following the industrial action will also be disrupted.
On strike days an extremely limited service will operate between 07:30 and 18:30, and the last trains will leave much earlier.
Where we are able to run services, they are expected to be extremely busy and we are not able to provide bus replacement services.
Online journey planners will be updated with the latest timetable information as soon as possible.
Passengers are advised to find alternative ways to travel on these days. Only travel by train if absolutely necessary. The majority of train services will not operate and there will be no services on many routes.
Customers who have already purchased tickets for strike days can claim a full refund or amend their ticket; those who travel and are delayed may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation if they are delayed by 15 minutes or more. Season ticket holders can apply for compensation through the Delay Repay scheme.
Our Refund and Book with Confidence policies will remain in place and we will update this page with more information if the current situation changes."