13 September 2022
Trade unions suspend planned September rail strikes following the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
South Western Railway (SWR) is advising customers that, following the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the strike action due to affect its network on September 15 and 17 has been suspended by the trade unions involved.
"We welcome this decision", Communications Officer for South Western Railway, Steve Harris, said. "At a time of national mourning, we are united with the rest of the railway family in sending our condolences to His Majesty The King and the whole Royal Family."
SWR plans to reinstate a normal service for the days which would have been affected by the strikes. It is also working through further changes that might be required as part of preparations to help the nation commemorate Her Late Majesty.
"We are not yet able to confirm the timetable for the day of Her Late Majesty's funeral, Monday, 19 September, therefore customers should check journey planners regularly for the latest information" SWR added.
Customers are invited to check travel updates by visiting www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey and should also be aware that services are expected to be extremely busy on that day.