South Western Railway Confirms Services During January and February’s Industrial Action

South Western Railway (SWR) have today confirmed their service levels for the ASLEF strike action taking place on Tuesday 30 January 2024. An extremely limited service will operate on a small number of lines and the rest of the SWR network will be closed. Their advice is that customers should only travel if absolutely necessary, avoiding the first and last trains of the day if possible. More information can be found on the strike page.

South Western Railway confirms services during January and February’s industrial action

  • Strike action takes place on Tuesday 30 January and customers should only travel if absolutely necessary, avoiding the first and last trains of the day if possible
  • An overtime ban will be in place on Monday 29, and from Wednesday 31 January to Tuesday 6 February, with short-notice cancellations and alterations likely
  • Journey planners are now up to date through to Thursday 1 February with subsequent dates set to be updated in the coming days
  • For more information visit southwesternrailway.com/strike 

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has outlined its services during upcoming industrial action by the ASLEF union.

Strike action has been called on Tuesday 30 January, with SWR running a severely reduced service on a limited number of lines. Trains will only run between:

  • London Waterloo and Basingstoke
  • London Waterloo and Feltham via Twickenham
  • London Waterloo and Guildford
  • London Waterloo and Wokin
  • Basingstoke and Salisbury

The rest of the network will be closed, including the Island Line, and trains will only run between 0700 and 1900. There will be no train services outside of these times.

Customers are advised to only travel if absolutely necessary and to avoid the first and last trains of the day, which are likely to be extremely busy.

Journey planners for Tuesday 30 January are up to date and if customers must travel, they should check their entire journey carefully, as other operators will be affected.

On Monday 29 and Wednesday 31 January, through to Tuesday 6 February, action short of a strike will mean a ban on overtime working.

Services across the network will be subject to short-notice alterations and cancellations are also possible. On the Island Line, a reduced timetable will operate, with trains running once per hour.

Journey planners are now up to date through to Thursday 1 February, with updates for other days to follow.

Stuart Meek, South Western Railway’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“We’re very sorry to announce that industrial action, including full strike action, will affect our network at the end of January and into early February.

“It has been a tough start to the year due to adverse weather conditions and these damaging strikes will cause yet more disruption for our customers.

“Our advice is to only travel if absolutely necessary on Tuesday 30 January and to check before travelling on all other affected dates. It is also vital that customers check their entire journey on all the affected dates, as other operators will be affected.

“Once again we’re very sorry for the disruption this will cause and we thank our customers for their continued patience.”