RAIL passengers in south Devon are being warned to expect delays as more train strikes are planned.

Rail workers are due to walk out again this week as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. 

Unions taking part will affect services on CrossCountry and Great Western Railway which operate through south Devon. 

Union members from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) will once again take to picket lines in a bid to push the government for a pay rise.

Industrial action is due to take place through the half-term holiday, with ASLEF members walking out today Wednesday, May 31 and Saturday, June 3, while RMT members will strike on Friday, June 2. 

Passengers have been advised to check their journey before travelling and expect disruption through the week.

Journeys through the South West are expected to be limited on strike days. 

CrossCountry has said its trains will be making no trips at all on Wednesday or Saturday, with some limited trips still scheduled for Friday. 

Great Western Rail said ‘extremely limited services’ will run on strike days.

Approximately 20,000 RMT members will walk out on June 2, including staff in catering, train managers and station staff.

Thousands of trains are expected to be cancelled on each strike day causing disruption to millions of passengers. 

Unions say any pay offer should reflect the rising cost of living, 10 per cent. 

But the rail industry is under pressure to save money, after the pandemic left a hole in its finances.