rail passengers face disruption as new strike is set to start
strike on First Great Western trains will leave travellers who
use Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station facing disruption on
Sunday (August 23rd).
services through the area will be reduced by the industrial action,
says First Great Western which
will be operating a revised timetable from Highbridge.
of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out
for 24 hours from midnight on Sunday, causing disruption to services.
second strike is also planned over the Bank Holiday weekend, from
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August.
dispute has been caused by the introduction of Hitachi Inter City
trains and threats to jobs, said the union.
published a list of changes here to its scheduled services,
saying it intends to run 70% of its regular timetable.
rail workers held a 48-hour strike last month in the same dispute,
causing disruption to tens of thousands of commuters.