Train strikes affect Chiswick services

Today is the first of five days of planned railway strikes on South Western Railway routes, including those into and out of Waterloo.

More than 3,000 trains are expected to be cancelled over the next five days, with further strikes threatened in the long running dispute between the RMT union and the train company.

The dispute is about the role of train guards and driver only operated trains. SWT says the union is causing ‘needless disruption’ while the union says the issue is one of passenger safety and it will not back down.

South West Trains say they’re hoping to run a half-hourly service between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside (via Hounslow) between 08:00 – 20:00. (Trains leaving Chiswick at 29 and 59 minutes past the hour for Waterloo). An hourly service will run outside of these times. 

They also say there may be last minute changes which they will publicise on their information service here.

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See also: More train strikes to come

See also: Train strike on South Western Railway