STRIKES starting tomorrow are set to see a reduced railway service operating through Salisbury.

Rail passengers will face disruption on services from Tuesday until Friday (June 18 until 21), as another round of strike action on the South Western Railway network takes place.

And as part of the action there will be no South Western Railway services calling at stops between Bristol Temple Meads and Southampton Central.

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) has called for more strikes in the ongoing dispute over the future of staff and services on trains.

In response to the upcoming strike action, a South Western Railway spokesperson said: "It’s very disappointing that despite having had dates in the diary for what we hoped would be further constructive talks, the RMT union decided to call disruptive strike action over the course of five days.

"Only this week, we met with the union and agreed to arrange new dates to get around the table and continue those talks. However, they seem insistent on going ahead with their unnecessary strike next week which will impact our customers and colleagues alike."

A spokesperson added: "The RMT has always said it wanted us to keep the guard on every train which is what we have offered as part of a framework agreement.

"We want to move the conversation on to how we operate our new trains and take advantage of the new technology on board to benefit our customers.

"We remain committed to finding a solution that will help us build a better railway for everyone.

"We will do everything we can to keep customers moving during these strikes but would like to apologise for the disruption this unnecessary action will cause."

Passengers are advised to plan their travel in advance, and rail replacement bus services will be operating from some stations.

For more information on industrial action and travel updates visit the Plan my Journey website.