South Western Railway confirm that they plan to run around 60% of normal services during the strike next Wednesday and Thursday.
Here’s the updated timetable: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-jour…/rmt-strike
By running trains with as many carriages as possible they will maximise capacity and provide around 70% of the usual number of seats available across the morning and evening peak hours to and from London.
Trains are likely to be busier than normal and there may be queues. South Western Railway will be alerting passengers to their contingency timetable through posters, leaflets, station and train announcements, and on Twitter.
Hopefully RMT will realise that industrial action is not the answer, call off this unnecessary dispute and allow the positive talks South Western Railway had been having local representatives to continue. South Western Railway have made long term guarantees on jobs and pay and are not removing the second member of staff from the trains, which RMT have said was the reason for the strike.
The new modern trains that this dispute is about are not due to come into service on our suburban network until late 2019, there is plenty of time to continue talking.