MAJOR disruption to trains continues this weekend as strike action and planned engineering work limits the number of trains able to operate.

Today, Saturday, industrial action continues, as well as planned engineering work, and only an extremely limited service will run.

Great WesternmRailways (GWR) says customers are advised to avoid travelling, and to seek alternative ways to make journeys.

A very limited service will operate, with no direct trains between London Paddington and Bristol, and between London Paddington and south Wales.

Services will only operate on the following routes from 7.30am and journeys must be completed by 6.30pm:

• London Paddington and Oxford

• London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

• London Paddington and Reading

• Slough and Windsor

• Maidenhead and Marlow

• Twyford and Henley-on-Thames

• Reading and Basingstoke

• Didcot and Oxford

• Cardiff Central and Westbury calling most stations

• Bristol and Plymouth

On Sunday 8 January, there will be a reduced level of service throughout the day, trains will start later and there could be short-notice cancellations and alterations.

Where trains can run, they are expected to be extremely busy and those travelling are advised to check their journey beforehand.

Due to the planned engineering work, no trains will run between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway or Bath Spa.

Where trains are able to operate, they are expected to be extremely busy. 

Customers who have already purchased tickets for strike days can claim a full refund or amend their ticket; those who travel and are delayed may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation if they are delayed by 15 minutes or more.

To help customers, tickets will be valid for travel on alternative days on GWR services as follows:

• Tickets for 6, 7 January can be used up to and including Tuesday 10 January

Season-ticket holders can apply for compensation through the Delay Repay scheme.

For more detailed information, including when journey planners will be updated with the latest train times, visit