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Three days of rail strikes to hit Exmouth

By Will Goddard

1st Nov 2022 | Local News

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

Update: The strikes have been cancelled, but there is still disruption.

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Three days of rail strikes are set to impact Exmouth and the whole Great Western Railway network this weekend and next week.

The strikes will take place on Saturday 5, Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 November - but services will be "severely disrupted" for the whole period.

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

Some parts of the GWR network will have no service at all, and there will be no replacement bus services.

Strikes have so far taken place in June, July, August, and October this year.

What days will be affected by the strikes?

Saturday 5 November (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only between London Paddington and Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, etc.

No services on Devon branch lines (Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Okehampton).

Sunday 6 November

Trains will "continue to be disrupted", starting later and with "a reduced level of service throughout the day".

Passengers advised to avoid travelling.

Monday 7 November (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only between London Paddington and Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, etc.

No services on Devon branch lines (Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Okehampton).

Tuesday 8 November

Trains will "continue to be disrupted", starting later and with "a reduced level of service throughout the day".

Passengers advised to avoid travelling.

Wednesday 9 November (strike day)

Extremely limited service, trains only between London Paddington and Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, etc.

No services on Devon branch lines (Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Okehampton).

Thursday 10 November

Trains will start later than usual with some morning services cancelled.

A "reduced timetable" will be in operation.

What if I already have tickets?

Tickets will be valid for travel on alternative days as follows:

  • Tickets for travel on 5 November are valid for travel on 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 November
  • Tickets for travel on 6 November are valid for travel on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 November
  • Tickets for travel on 7 November are valid for travel on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 November
  • Tickets for travel on 9 November are valid for travel on 8, 9, 10 and 11 November

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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