SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) has released a timetable showing how services will be run during the month-long strike.

More than half of the normal SWR weekday timetable is planned to run from December 2 - 20, with the services available to see online.

No services will operate on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Customers are encouraged to check before travelling for the duration of strike action (December 2 - January 2).

SWR plans to run around more than half of its weekday service, providing longer trains to maximise capacity and more staff trained to help keep trains running during the strike.

Currently, the site says that a half-hourly train service will run between the London Waterloo - Reading line in both directions.

The last service will be at 10.20pm, with a service from London Waterloo to Staines at 10.50pm.

Longcross station will not be served.

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While the RMT Union has informed SWR that they will not be striking on December 12, owing to the prolonged nature of the strike it will 'not be possible' to provide trains and crews in the correct locations to operate a normal timetable.

As a result, there will also be an amended timetable on that day.

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A South Western Railway spokesperson said: "We know this strike will make travelling more difficult and services will be busier than normal.

"We share your frustration and want you to know we're doing everything possible to keep customers moving during this unnecessary RMT strike action.

"We plan to run more than half of our normal Monday - Friday services and will provide longer trains in order to increase capacity wherever possible.

"Customers can expect a similar number of peak services to previous strikes.

"However, they should be aware that last services will be earlier than normal.

"We encourage customers to check our website for the latest travel information.

"Our train planners are now working hard on the weekend and festive period timetables.

"Details will be updated on our website and via @SW_Help."