Rail strikes LIVE: GWR’s warning amid travel chaos

Passengers across the UK are facing one of the biggest strikes in the last 30 years this week.

More than 40,000 rail workers are set to take part in planned industrial action at National Rail and 13 train operators – including Great Western Rail. There will be very limited service this week as three full 24-hour strikes are planned for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Trains will also be operating under reduced routes on other days throughout the week. Passengers have been advised not to travel, but those who must travel by rail have been told to plan ahead and expect severe disruption.

Also see:Rail strikes: When are they in South West and which services are affected?

The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union (RMT) confirmed on Saturday (June 18) that talks have failed to reach a positive conclusion over disputes involving pay, jobs and conditions.

A special timetable has been issued between June 20 and 26 detailing the reduced service. The strikes are set to impact thousands of children sitting their GCSE and A-Level exams this week along with scores of festival-goers heading to the first Glastonbury Festival in three years.

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