Nov 19, 2018 RMT
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  Steve Brine has this morning described the rail chaos affecting our area as ‘totally unacceptable’ after commuters on South Western Railway were told “not to travel” after engineering works overran. No SWR trains were running this morning between Surbiton and London Waterloo, and the rail operator said services across its entire network may be cancelled, […]

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Nov 19, 2018 RMT
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  .*** update 0840 *** Monday morning travel on South Western Railway’s rail network has ground to a halt because of overrunning engineering work between Woking and London Waterloo. It led to the cancellation of nearly all trains to and from Winchester and London Waterloo beyond 0900. A knock-on effect means trains to Weymouth have […]

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Oct 25, 2018 RMT
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  South Western Railway and Network Rail have issued a joint apology for yesterday’s chaos which saw services grind to a halt on the SWR network. The statement reads as follows: We would like to apologise to you for the severe disruption to journeys on main and suburban line services yesterday morning, when services were […]

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Aug 02, 2018 RMT
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  Here are the latest news headlines for Thursday 2 August: Rail Talks Fail Talks between South Western Railway and the RMT Union aimed at halting the current round of strikes across the network appear to have broken down. South Western Railway gave Winchester Today this statement: “We are disappointed that despite our best efforts […]

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Jul 31, 2018 RMT
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  The headlines for Tuesday 31 July are dominated again by yet another RMT union rail strike across the South Western Railway network. The company has told Winchester Today that two thirds of services will be running, despite the RMT industrial action. Amended timetables and alternative travel arrangements are in place, including bus replacement services […]

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Jul 20, 2018 RMT
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  SWR says the company’s been notified by the RMT union that it intends to hold six 24-hour strikes and one 48-hour strike on the South Western Railway network (not including Island Line). RMT strike action is planned on the following dates: 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Thursday 26 July 2018 0001 Hours and […]

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Apr 24, 2018 strike
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  The Government’s decision to award the Winchester railway franchise to South Western Railway has taken a new twist – with the news that the operator is now under formal review. Transport Minister Chris Grayling says he’s “very disappointed” with the performance of SWR over recent months and was aware local MPs has been frustrated […]

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Jan 10, 2018 strike
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  South Western Railway is experiencing its second walkout of three planned this week by members of the RMT union, in a continuing row over driver-only trains.  Four companies in all across the UK are facing the action today. Bosses at South Western Railway say they’re again planning to run 70% of trains. The RMT […]

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Dec 20, 2017 Rail
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  The RMT Rail Union has today (Wednesday 20 January) confirmed further rail strikes in the New Year. The 24-hour action will take place in January, in a continuing row over Driver Only Operation. In Hampshire, drivers on South Western Railways through Winchester and Island Line have been instructed to take 24-hour action on the 8th, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 strike
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  South Western Railway has apologised for the chaos seen at Waterloo station yesterday, which saw some passengers face a six-hour journey to get back to Winchester. A South Western Railway spokesperson told Winchester Today: “We are very sorry for the disruption to passenger journeys on Monday 11 December and the inconvenience this caused. “An electrical […]

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