A significantly reduced service will operate with large parts of the SWR network closed.

Trains will only run between 7am and 7pm and short notice cancellations are possible.

Sports events in the South West London area will be particularly affected.

Customers should check their entire journey before travelling, as other operators are also affected.

They should also note the last train times, which will be earlier than usual, and consider alternative travel if possible.

Customers are advised that:

A small number of additional services will run to Twickenham before and after the international rugby union match between England and Fiji. The last service from Twickenham will depart at around 6.30pm

Brentford FC will be playing Crystal Palace at the GTech Community Stadium and the last train from Kew Bridge to London Waterloo after the match will depart at approximately 6.30pm.

The men’s and women’s Hundred Eliminator cricket matches take place at The Kia Oval, starting at 2.30pm. The last trains from London Waterloo will depart from 5pm.

There are no trains running between Feltham and Windsor and Eton Riverside due to engineering work. Rail replacement bus services will not run and customers are advised to make alternative arrangements if they are intending to travel to watch the horse racing at Windsor in the evening.

The ASLEF union has announced strike action on Friday the 1st of September and a ban on overtime working on top of the RMT union’s strike action on Saturday the 2nd.

Stuart Meek, Chief Operating Officer at South Western Railway, commented: 

“We’re sorry that customers will once again face disruption due to strike action by the RMT union.
“Once again, I must ask our customers to only travel if absolutely necessary on Saturday. If you do have to travel, please check your entire journey as these strikes also affect other train operators.

“A large number of events take place on Saturday and while some trains will be running, we expect them to be very busy. If you’re travelling to one of those events, please check before you travel and consider alternative transport if possible.

“We’re thankful for our customers’ patience during these latest RMT strikes.”