RAIL passengers in Herefordshire are being warned of severe disruption this morning as strike action gets underway.

Hereford Station was empty this morning, with no services running, as services across the country were cancelled by the strike, with around 40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail and 13 train operators walking out on June 21, 23, and 25.

Transport for Wales, which operates services in Herefordshire said that although it is not in dispute with the rail unions, industrial action as a result of the dispute between RMT and Network Rail will disrupt services.

Transport for Wales will be unable to operate rail services on Network Rail infrastructure, with the majority of rail services across the Wales and Borders network will be suspended on the strike days.

West Midlands Railway said the action will have a considerable impact on the number of trains that West Midlands Railway are able to run.

A very limited train service will run on the strike dates between 7.30am and 6.30pm only.


Due to the knock-on impact of the strike, a very limited service will also be running on June 22 and June 24. On these days services will commence at 7.30am with last trains earlier than usual.

Great Western Railway said it will operate as many trains as possible during the strike action, however most train services will be affected on the days announced. Due to the timing of the strike action, services in between strike days will also be affected.

On strike days, an extremely limited service will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm. On non-strike days, no services will run before 7am.

Where services run, they are expected to be extremely busy. Great Western Railway are not able to provide bus replacement services.