No GWR services in Evesham and Pershore tomorrow as railway chiefs warn of reduced weekend service - The Evesham Observer

No GWR services in Evesham and Pershore tomorrow as railway chiefs warn of reduced weekend service

Rob George 24th Jun, 2022   0

GWR rail bosses have confirmed there will be no services in Evesham and Pershore tomorrow (Saturday) on the final day of three days of walkouts by members of the RMT union.

The operator has revealed just 30 per cent of its regular services will run between 7.30am and 6.30pm across its network.

Due to the timing of the strike action, services on Sunday will also be affected with GWR currently anticipating just 50 per cent of its services with a later start time than usual.

Managing Director Mark Hopwood said: “We recognise this week has been difficult for those who need to travel. We’ve been doing our best to provide scheduled services on key routes, which is hopefully making a difference.




“On Sunday, no services are running before 7am and we will also be working hard to re-position our fleet for Monday’s return to normal.”

Online journey checkers are expected to be updated with the latest timetable information, however short-notice cancellations or changes could occur.


Customers are urged to check their journey before starting out at www.gwr.com/strike  

The news come as West Midlands Railway warn normal service on the railways is unlikely to resume until Monday (June 27).

Passengers are again being urged to only travel by rail if necessary tomorrow (Saturday) as industrial action continues to impact services.

Like GWR, a very limited train service will be in operation and those services which do run will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm only, meaning final departures for longer-distance journeys such as Birmingham-London will be mid-afternoon.

Due to planned engineering works no services will run from either Moor Street or Snow Hill stations in Birmingham on Saturday.

On Sunday (June 26) morning services will start later than usual as the strike action means some trains will not be in the right places overnight. Passengers are urged to check their train is running before travelling.

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