Transport for Wales (TfW) customers are being advised to plan their journeys carefully with services set to be disrupted by two days of national industrial action.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) announced strike action will take place from today ªWednesday, July 27), and train drivers’ union, ASLEF, has announced its members will strike on Saturday, July 30.

TfW is not involved in either dispute but its services will be affected, particularly today when the majority of services on the Wales and Borders network will be suspended.

The majority of rail services across the Wales and Borders network will be suspended as a result of the dispute between RMT and Network Rail, which means TfW will be unable to operate rail services on Network Rail infrastructure.

Customers are advised all train and road transport services are expected to be extremely busy due to the reduced service frequency.

Due to the shift patterns of Network Rail’s signallers and the significant challenges moving trains and crew to operate between strike days there is likely to be disruption.

Customers are urged to check their journey before they travel. Online journey planners will be updated between two and four days before the first strike day.

Customers with existing non-season tickets valid for travel on July 27 and July 30 can use those tickets anytime between Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 2nd August. Customers are encouraged to avoid travelling on Friday 29th July and Sunday 31st July as services are expected to be extremely busy.

Alternatively, customers can claim a full refund, with no admin fee charged. Season ticket holders can apply for compensation via Delay Repay.