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Train Strikes Suspended Following Queen’s Death

Published on: 12 Sep, 2022
Updated on: 14 Sep, 2022

Strike action planned for 15 and 17 September will not now go ahead.

South Western Railway (SWR) is advising customers that, following the death of Queen Elizabeth, the strike action due to affect our network next week has been suspended by the trade unions involved and we welcome this decision.

A spokesperson for SWR said: “At a time of national mourning, we are united with the rest of the railway family in sending our condolences to His Majesty the King and the whole Royal Family.”

“SWR plans to reinstate a normal service for the days which would have been affected by the strikes. We are also working through what further changes might be required as part of preparations to help the nation commemorate Her Late Majesty.”

It has not yet been possible to confirm the timetable for the day of the Queen’s funeral (Monday, September 19), and customers have been advised to check journey planners (eg https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey) regularly for the latest information. Services are expected to be extremely busy.

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