UK Strike Notification for travel in December

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Rail Europe would like to advise The South Western Railways in the UK have announced there will be a 27 day STRIKE happening through December 2019.

Please note there are no tickets being sold with confirmed seat reservations (advance fares) directly with National Rail as we believe they cannot guarantee a seat due to the strike.

The ‘advance fares’ + the ‘Ticket + Reservation’ are still available via our website. If you chose to proceed with this, they will not be allocated a seat on the train and we cannot guarantee a reservation onboard.


The industrial action may affect South Western Railway services on the following dates:

  • Monday 2 December to Wednesday 11 December
  • Friday 13 December to Tuesday 24 December
  • Friday 27 December to Wednesday 1 January 2020

It is not known at this stage what impact this strike will have on train services. Please check back here regularly for updates.

Background information from South Western Railway on the industrial action is available here.


Kind Regards, Rail Europe Team

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