RAIL services in Berkshire will be severely disrupted this weekend because of a strike by train drivers in the latest outbreak of industrial unrest in the industry.

Members of the drivers union Aslef at seven train operators, including Great Western Railway, will walk out for 24 hours over pay.

The Rail Delivery Group said the industrial action has been timed to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the start of the new season for most English football league clubs.

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There will be disruption to parts of the rail network in Berkshire on Saturday and into the morning of Sunday.

The strike is hitting GWR, Southeastern, Arriva Rail London, Hull Trains, LNER, Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains.

GWR have cancelled all but a few "extremely limited" services in the county on both days.

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A GWR spokesman said: “The Aslef strike among GWR train drivers on Saturday will have an even greater impact, and most parts of the GWR network will have no train service.

“Please make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

“An extremely limited service will only operate on specific routes. Services will start later and finish much earlier than normal.”

The only route operated in Berkshire is Reading to Oxford. No other GWR services will run.

The last train from Reading to Oxford is 7.42pm and Reading to Oxford at 7.37pm.