Public transport routes are being thrown into chaos as Britain’s railway services continue their strike action this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Half of all lines are closed and trains are only operating between 7.30am and 6.30pm on affected days

Here is a breakdown of how local train operators will be affected:

Great Western Railway

Only a very limited service is running, such as between London Paddington and Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and Plymouth.

South Western Railway

A “severely limited service” is running, and only between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Southampton, Windsor and Woking.

Connecting and nearby routes:

Chiltern Railways

No trains are running north of Banbury or to/from Oxford station.

There is one train per hour in both directions between London Marylebone and each of Aylesbury via High Wycombe; Banbury; and Oxford Parkway.

The same frequency is in place between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham.


A very limited service is in place.

No direct services are running to and from Birmingham New Street and these locations: Penzance via Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth; Cardiff Central; Stansted Airport via Peterborough and Cambridge; and Nottingham.

Heathrow Express

A full service is operating, but only between 7.30am and 6.17pm.

Gatwick Express

Services are suspended. Passengers travelling to or from Gatwick Airport can use Southern and Thameslink trains.