Is South Western Railway affected by strike?
A long-running dispute over the role of train guards which caused widespread passenger disruption on South Western Railway (SWR) has ended. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union held 74 days of strikes between 2017 and 2020.
Is South West Trains the same as South Western Railway?
SWR was awarded the South Western franchise in March 2017, and took over from South West Trains on 20 August 2017.
What dates are the Rail strike?
More than 50,000 workers at Network Rail and 13 train companies, represented by the RMT union, are set to walk out on 21 June in a dispute over job cuts and pay freezes, with further strikes planned for 23 June and 25 June.
Will trains be busy over Christmas?
Rail passengers are accustomed to crowds and disruption over the festive period, but 2020 will be different from anything that has gone before. Extra pressure will be added by the Christmas easing of all travel rules from 23 to 27 December.
Do trains run Xmas Eve?
Do trains run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? As it is a regular business day, Christmas Eve is expected to have a relatively normal service on trains. Although many, including Cross Country, will finish early.
What happened with South West trains?
As part of the privatisation of British Rail, SWT was taken over by Stagecoach. In 2004, the franchise was retained by Stagecoach when re-tendered. In 2007, the franchise was merged with the Island Line franchise to form a newly extended South Western franchise, which was won by Stagecoach.
Can you drink alcohol on SWR?
Drinking alcohol and carrying open containers have been banned on the Tube, busses, Docklands Light Railway, tram services and at stations. Offenders can be asked to stop, throw their drinks away or fined if caught.
Can I use my Oyster on SWR?
Are Oyster cards valid on South Western Railway? Oyster cards are valid on our trains and stations in London. You can top them up at our ticket machines at London stations.