Herefordshire commuters face further cancellations and delays as further industrial action is announced on the railway network.

Many services serving Herefordshire are to be cancelled due to the strikes set for Saturday, August 13, Thursday,August 18 and Saturday, August 20.

Great Western Railway services between London and Hereford are set to be heavily affected.

The operator said no trains will run from Hereford to London via Oxford, on Saturday, August 13, Sunday, August 14, Thursday, August 18 or Saturday, August 20.


Transport for Wales say that trains will run to a normal timetable on Saturday, August 13, but say that some of its services are likely to be extremely busy as a result of the severely-reduced timetable put in place by other operators.

The operator said that the majority of its services across the Wales and Borders network will be suspended on Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20, and it will provide more information on its timetables soon

West Midlands Railway (WMR) passengers are being urged to check their journeys in advance ahead of the planned industrial action.

No trains will run between Hereford and Birmingham on Saturday, August 13, Thursday, August 18, or Saturday, August 20.

Early morning services on Sunday August 14 may be disrupted due to trains being in the incorrect place overnight.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director at West Midlands Railway, said: "It is disappointing that our customers will continue to be impacted this month due to ongoing industrial action and I am urging passengers to check their journeys in advance.

"On Saturday, August 13 we will not be able to run any services at all and we are advising passengers not to travel.

"On Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20 a limited service will be in operation between 7.30am and 6.30pm only due to industrial action by members of the RMT union.

"An amended timetable will also be in operation on Friday, August 19 and early morning services on Sunday, August 21 may be disrupted due to the displacement of trains overnight."