Industrial Action - 21, 23, 25 June 2022

We advised customers not to travel by train on 21, 23 and 25 June, with the majority of our rail services being suspended as a result of industrial action resulting from the dispute between RMT and Network Rail.

Due to the wider disruption caused, we also advised customers to only travel by rail if essential for 20, 22, 24 and 26 June. We are now running a full service again from the 27 June, although we expect it to be busy.

TfW is not in dispute with RMT, but the industrial action meant we were unable to operate rail services on Network Rail infrastructure.

For more information on the industrial action please visit the National Rail website.

 

Our services

   
Sunday 19 June Rail services busy
Monday 20 June Only travel by rail if necessary, expect disruption
Tuesday 21st June No rail services* - do not travel by rail
Wednesday 22 June Only travel by rail if necessary, expect disruption
Thursday 23 June No rail services* - do not travel by rail
Friday 24 June Only travel by rail if necessary, expect disruption
Saturday 25 June No rail services* - do not travel by rail
Sunday 26 June Only travel by rail if necessary, expect disruption
Monday 27 June Rail services busy

The only services ran was:

  • on 21 and 23 June, a reduced service between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil, with replacement bus services between Radyr and Cardiff Central.
  • on 25 June, a reduced service between Radyr and Treherbert, Aberdare and Pontypridd, with replacement buses in operation between Radyr and Cardiff Central, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil due to the ongoing transformation work for the South Wales Metro.

All other services was suspended, as signalling and other infrastructure work is managed by Network Rail, who are impacted by the industrial action.

We also expected there to be disruption on the days prior and after the industrial action, with early morning services in particular likely to be affected. Trains were also expected to be extremely busy throughout the entire week.

As a result, we advised that customers only make essential journeys by train on 20, 22, 24 and 26 June, and not to travel at all by train on 21, 23 and 25 June.

Full details of the amended timetable, Mon 20 - Fri 24 June, were put in online journey planners.

Amended timetables for Sat 25 and Sun 26 were put in online journey planners from the 22 June.

Customer could find the amended timetable and check their entire journey on the TfW, Traveline and National Rail websites using the journey planners.

 

Existing tickets

Customers with existing non-season tickets valid for travel from Tuesday 21 June to Saturday 25 June could use those tickets anytime between Monday 20 June and Tuesday 28 June. Alternatively, customers can claim a full refund for tickets to travel between these dates with no admin fee charged. Season ticket holders can apply for a 2 hour delay compensation via Delay Repay

We suspended sales of Advance tickets for the first three strike dates in order to minimise the number of people disrupted. We advised customers to continue to check the TfW or Traveline websites, and those of other operators, for updates.