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South Western Railway action on Sept. 15

Hello all! We have advance tickets for Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbor on Sept. 15 and now learn that a railway strike/action is planned for that day. No details are available yet but I am trying to understand our options. Does an action mean no trains are running? If trains run and are delayed, would we be better off switching tickets to the following Monday and would that be allowed?

We are looking forward to train travel so a substitute bus trip would be disappointing; we do have some flexibility in our plans.

Thank you for any insight/experience you can share regarding train strikes.

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There will probably be limited services running that could be very crowded. Usually SWR puts up emergency timetables closer to the date on their website - look for the one for this weekend.

As far as changing your ticket to a different date goes, it depends on what the conditions of the specific ticket you bought are.