Rail strike action in June 2022

Rail Strike Information

National rail strike: Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June 2022

There will be a national rail strike on Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June 2022. Members of the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport workers) union are taking industrial action over pay and working conditions.

On these three days of strike action, many trains will be cancelled. Those still operating may be very busy and subject to delays. Also, there will be no rail replacement bus services.

What does this rail strike mean for Go Cotswolds tours?

Many of our customers choose to join a Go Cotswolds tour by taking a train. Either from London, Reading or Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh, or from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Unfortunately, on these three strike days, there will be no trains arriving at or departing from Moreton-in-Marsh train station. There will also be no trains arriving at or departing from Stratford-upon-Avon.

There is also likely to be significant disruption to rail services on the days either side of strike days.

For more information please see:

Rail strike information published by GWR (for passengers travelling by train to and from Moreton-in-Marsh)

Rail strike information published by West Midlands Railway (for passengers travelling by train to and from Stratford-upon-Avon)

What do do during the rail strikes: Our recommendations

On June 21, 23 and 25, we strongly recommend that you:

  • travel the day before your tour and stay the night in Moreton-in-Marsh or Stratford-upon-Avon
  • take alternative transport to reach the pick up point for our tours
  • join a tour on another day when there is no strike action

Unless you have access to a car, or are prepared to take a taxi, there is unfortunately no other, convenient way to reach Moreton-in-Marsh from London/Reading/Oxford, or Stratford-upon-Avon from Birmingham, by other forms of public transport on these dates.

If you plan to take a taxi, then we highly recommend you book this in advance because demand for taxis is likely to be high.

Our Cancellation Policy

Our standard cancellation policy is in place (see below). If you have booked a tour with us on a rail strike day and you would like to transfer your booking to another date, or cancel and receive a refund, then please contact us at least 24 hours before the tour departure.

If we have to cancel

Very rarely, we may need to cancel a tour or journey you have booked with us. Examples of such occasions might be if a member of our team becomes ill, one of our vehicles breaks down, or if there is dangerous weather (such as heavy snow or very high winds).

If we have to cancel your tour or journey, we will contact you at the earliest opportunity and offer you:

  • A transfer to a future available date, or
  • A gift voucher to the value of your purchase (so you can rebook a future available date at your convenience), or
  • A full refund

If you need to cancel

If you need to cancel your place on a small-group tour, then please let us know as soon as possible and at least 24 hours before the start of your tour. In line with our usual Terms and Conditions, we will offer you:

  • A transfer to a future available date, or
  • A gift voucher to the value of your purchase (so you can rebook a future available date at your convenience), or
  • A full refund

To cancel or amend a private tour or private vehicle hire booking, please give us 14 days notice. Due to the additional administration involved in a private tour, and higher payment service provider fees, there is a £50 cancellation fee (per day, for multi-day hires).

For our full terms and conditions, please click here.

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