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SWT Strike Bus replacement service May 2002
Stagecoach Ribble Volvo/Jonckheere, 123 (S269KHG), at Bracknell rail station.   The rail replacement timetable is clearly visible on the entrance door to the station.
Cheltenham & Gloucester Volvo B6 844 (M844EMW) departs Bracknell station. SWT published a temporary timetable containing details of all rail replacement services.
During January, South West Trains was affected by a series of strikes by the RMT union over pay and disciplinary procedures.

In response Stagecoach, who own SWT, drafted in over 100 buses to assist with rail replacement services.   On the third and final strike on 28/29 January, a published timetable of 12 services was operated to as far afield as Weymouth and Exeter.

More locals routes were covered as well, such as the one featured here between Reading and Ascot.
Stagecoach South Olympian 397 (N397LPN) from Chichester depot at Bracknell station. Ribble 123 (S269HG), a Volvo / Jonckheere approaches Bracknell station. Bracknell rail station, grim at best of times, stands deserted on strike day.
SWT Strike buses
 All photos taken on 29-Jan-2002.   Click to enlarge.
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