South Western Railway strike suspended for September

STRIKE action that would have had an impact Südwestbahn on September 15th and 17th has now been suspended due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Unions suspended strike action expected this week as it coincided with the period of mourning the Queenn.

She died on Thursday September 8 at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years.

Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) had planned strikes ahead of the news but have now suspended them.

Mourners pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

in one expression The SWR said: “Südwestbahn (SWR) advises clients that after the death of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth IIthe strike action due to affect our network next week has been suspended by the unions involved and we welcome this decision.

“At a time of national mourning, we join the rest of the railway family in expressing our condolences His Majesty the King and the whole royal family.

“SWR plans to restore normal service for the days that would have been affected by the strikes. We are also working on what other changes may be needed as part of the preparations to help the nation commemorate Her late Majesty.”

Additionally, SWR said they were unable to confirm a timetable for the day of the Queen’s funeral on Monday September 19.

Services are expected to be “extremely busy” on the day, but customers can check SWR travel planner for the latest information at her website here. South Western Railway strike suspended for September

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