The Aslef union, which represents train drivers, has announced strike action which will affect rail services on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
With far fewer trains able to operate than on other strike days, GWR is reminding passengers that they can travel on days around the strike action and may wish to do so if they are able to.
A significantly reduced, revised timetable will operate across several train operators, including Great Western Railway, and most parts of the GWR network will have no service at all.
The operator is warning that trains will be much busier than previous strike days and customers may wish to travel on other days if they can, adding, “If you do need to travel where trains are running, please check before you travel. Other train operators are also affected by this action, so onward travel could also be affected. We are not able to provide bus replacement services. ”
In addition, there could be further disruption on Friday 29 September and between Monday 2 and Friday 6 October due to industrial action short of a strike by Aslef. This action short of strike is likely to cause some short-notice alterations or cancellations.