EIGHT DAYS of summer rail misery with strikes on South Western trains

Mail Online | 7/20/2018 | Richard Spillett for MailOnline
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Rail passengers face fresh misery starting from next week after a union confirmed eight days of strikes would go ahead.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on South Western Railway will walk out on Thursday 26th July, Saturday 28th July, Tuesday 31st July, Saturday 4th August, Saturday 11th August, Saturday 18th August, Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September.

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South Western run trains between London Waterloo, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton and Weymouth.

The strikes are the latest called in the long-running dispute over guards and 'driver-only' trains.

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They follow a deal between the union and Greater Anglia to end a similar dispute, which the RMT said guarantees a guard on trains.

Disputes over the role of guards remain unresolved on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North.

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A South Western Railway spokesman said: 'We have been engaged in on-going talks with the RMT and are surprised and disappointed that it has decided to call further...
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