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Reading & Leeds issues travel advice ahead of train strike

The organisers of Reading & Leeds Festival have issued a statement in advance of a train strike currently set to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend, offering advice to those attending.

Planned strike action looks likely to affect First Great Western train services from 29th – 31st August, which will potentially cause trouble for those traveling to and from the Reading Festival site.

“It is estimated that 50 per cent of normal services operated by FGW will still operate and train services for Friday night / early hours of Saturday morning will largely be unaffected,” the statement reads.

“Services operated by South West trains (to places like Portsmouth, Southampton and London Waterloo) and Cross Country trains (Oxford, Birmingham and many northern cities) will still operate as normal, however this does mean that queuing times at the station will be longer than normal, particularly on Monday morning.”

“Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive and make your way through to your train. Tickets booked on FGW trains will be valid on these services when disruptions occur.”

Bands set to appear at the event include Marmozets, Panic! At The Disco, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Drenge, Against Me! and Upset cover stars, FIDLAR. Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines will headline.

You can read more about the festival in the September issue of Upset, out now. We’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader – enter to win them here.

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