RMT industrial action

Statement fro RMT as of 15th June :

The RMT union has announced that they will be taking industrial action on:

  • Tuesday 21 June 2022
  • Thursday 23 June 2022
  • Saturday 25 June 2022

With Network Rail signallers and more than 2,100 SWR RMT members taking industrial action, SWR will run a dramatically reduced timetable on strike days, with significant parts of the network closed.

A late-starting Sunday level of service will operate across the network on 22, 24 and 26 June, and customers are urged only to travel by rail if absolutely necessary between 21 and 26 June.

We are sorry for the disruption these strikes will cause and thank you for your patience and understanding as the rail industry works to bring this damaging nationwide action to an end.

What does this mean for my journey?

Strike days – Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 

  • A severely limited service will run between 07:15 and 18:30 on some routes, with the rest of the network closed
  • Where trains are running, they are expected to be very busy
  • As a result, you are urged not to travel by rail unless absolutely necessary
  • You can find out where and when we will be running trains here
  • Journey planners will be updated 2-4 days before the first strike day and you should check before you travel
  • Find out more about the impact of the industrial action via our FAQs page

Summary of strike day services:

Waterloo to SouthamptonWaterloo to WokingWaterloo to BasingstokeWaterloo to Windsor
2 fast trains per hour each way4 trains per hour each way2 trains per hour each way4 trains per hour each way
First train from Waterloo: 0730First train from Waterloo: 0720First train from Waterloo: 0715First train from Waterloo: 0715
Last train from Waterloo: 1700Last train from Waterloo: 1750Last train from Waterloo: 1715Last train from Waterloo: 1722
First train from Southampton: 0730First train from Woking: 0718First train from Basingstoke: 0724First train from Windsor: 0730
Last train from Southampton: 1659Last train from Woking: 1748Last train from Basingstoke: 1654Last train from Windsor: 1730
Services will call at:
London Waterloo
Clapham Junction
Southampton Airport Parkway
Southampton Central
Services will call at:
London Waterloo
Clapham Junction
Byfleet & New Haw
West Byfleet
Services will call at:
London Waterloo
Clapham Junction
Services will call at:
London Waterloo
Clapham Junction
Wandsworth Town
Barnes Bridge
Kew Bridge
Syon Lane
Windsor & Eton Riverside

Download the Strike map here:

We will be running some services at the start and end of each strike day which fall outside of this standard pattern, which will allow for the start-up and shutdown of the network on strike days.

The Island Line is not subject to strike action and will operate as usual.

Wednesday 22, Friday 24 and Sunday 26 June

Due to the shift patterns of signal workers and the significant challenges getting trains and people in the right place to operate between strike days: 

  • No trains will run before 07:30
  • A late-starting Sunday level of service will run across the network for the rest of the day
  • Services are likely to be busier than usual
  • Customers are urged to check their journey before they travel
  • Journey planners will be updated 2-4 days before the first strike day and you should check before you travel
  • Timetables are still being finalised, but please consult our regular Sunday services here

Ticket acceptance, refunds and compensation

  • If you have already purchased daily tickets for 21-26 June, and you decide not to travel because the service you originally intended to travel on is no longer running or has been retimed, you will be able to claim a fee-free refund, or use the same ticket to travel between 20-28 June
  • Monthly and longer season ticket holders who were unable to travel or followed advice and chose not to travel on 21, 23 or 25 June can claim compensation through our Delay Repay scheme. Please make one claim for each day affected and select a delay of 120+ minutes to claim back the value of one day’s travel
  • As this is a national strike affecting nearly all train companies, we do not expect tickets to be accepted on other operators
  • Your ticket will be valid on alternative SWR routes at no extra cost, but services that are running will be extremely busy and customers are urged only to travel if absolutely necessary
  • For full details on ticket acceptance, refunds and compensation, please visit our FAQs page

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQs page for full information.