ANOTHER round of strike action on the South Western Railway network is to take place tomorrow (Saturday).

Talks broke down in the week between the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and South Western Railway (SWR) so strike action will go ahead as planned tomorrow.

SWR says a number of services have been added to the amended timetable from last Saturday's strike.

This is due to a greater availability of staff and replacement buses but passengers are still strongly advised to check their journey before they travel.

There will also be ticket acceptance on other rail and bus networks on a number of routes and tickets beginning today and lasting until Monday.

A SWR spokesperson said: “We are sorry that the RMT’s unnecessary, damaging strikes continue to disrupt passengers’ journeys as they try to get out and enjoy their summer.

“To try to put an end to this dispute, in talks this week we mirrored the wording of the agreement the RMT has reached with Greater Anglia. Frustratingly, the RMT has not accepted this agreement for our network, and should explain to South Western Railway passengers why what’s a fair deal there isn’t a fair deal here, and why it refuses to allow the flexibility to keep passengers moving during disruption, as it agreed with Greater Anglia.

“Again, we would like to make it completely clear that we will continue to roster a guard on all our trains – including our new suburban fleet to be introduced from late 2019, and that our future plans require more, not less guards.

“We will continue to provide as many additional services as possible on RMT strike days and thank all those employees who have helped keep our passengers moving despite the RMT action.”

The RMT has further strikes planned on Saturday, 11 August and Saturday, 18 August plus a 48-hour walkout on Friday, 31 August and Saturday, 1 September.