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Four days of rail strikes set to hit Exmouth

By Will Goddard

4th Oct 2022 | Local News

Exmouth railway station (Nub News/ Will Goddard)
Exmouth railway station (Nub News/ Will Goddard)

Rail strikes are set to hit Exmouth and the whole Great Western Railway network this week.

The strike days will begin from tomorrow, Wednesday 5 October, and continue up to and including Saturday 8 October.

GWR has advised passengers to "only travel if absolutely necessary" and has said that on strike days "an extremely limited service will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm."

There will be no replacement bus services.

This month's industrial action marks the fourth month of disruption, with strikes in June, July, and August having already taken place this year.

What days will be affected by the strikes?

Wednesday 5 October (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only between Bristol and London Paddington, Reading and Oxford, Reading and Basingstoke.

No other trains on GWR network.

Thursday 6 October (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only on several main routes such as London Paddington to Bristol with some extensions to Exeter and Plymouth.

No other trains on GWR network.

Friday 7 October (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only on several main routes such as London Paddington to Bristol with some extensions to Exeter and Plymouth.

No other trains on GWR network.

Saturday 8 October (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only on several main routes such as London Paddington to Bristol.

No other trains on GWR network.

Sunday 9 October

Some morning services cancelled, but normal timetable in operation.

Trains expected to be extremely busy. Tickets for Sunday also valid on Monday and Tuesday.

What if I already have tickets?

GWR is allowing people with tickets for travel on alternative days as follows:

  • Tickets for travel on 1 October are valid for travel on 30 September, 2, 3, and 4 October
  • Tickets for travel on 2 October are valid for travel on 2, 3, and 4 October
  • Tickets for travel on 5 October are valid for travel on 4, 6, and 7 October
  • Tickets for travel on 6 October are valid for travel on 4, 5, 6, and 7 October
  • Tickets for travel on 7 October are valid for travel on 4, 5, 6, and 7 October
  • Tickets for travel on 8 October are valid for travel on 7, 9, 10, and 11 October

If you have already bought tickets for strike days, you can claim a full refund or amend your ticket.

If you travel and are delayed, you may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation.

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