Travellers warned to expect widespread disruption on train services over weekend

Temple Meads station

Travellers are being warned to expect delays and disruption and on train services across the South West this weekend.

CrossCountry services will not run on Friday due to strikes involving members of the main train drivers’ union Aslef.

The walkouts will also affect Great Western Railway with an “extremely” limited service on Saturday.

The latest round of strikes are due to ongoing disputes over pay and working conditions, and also involve a six-day ban on working overtime.

Richard Morris, CrossCountry’s service delivery director, said: “While we’re working hard to run as many services as possible over these days, there is likely to be significant disruption for people planning to travel – especially on Saturday 6 April.

“I’d ask those planning to travel to check their journey in advance, as well as on the day.”

Passengers are advised to check their rail operator’s website or the National Rail website for up-to-date travel information as some companies hope to run reduced services despite the industrial action.