RAIL passengers are being reminded there will be a reduced service today and tomorrow due to strike action.

Today there will be an hourly shuttle train running between Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Hourly fast trains will run between London Waterloo and Bournemouth.

Some additional trains will run during peak periods.

An hourly stopping service will run between Southampton and Poole between 8am and 4pm.

Outside of these times, an hourly service will run between London Waterloo and Poole.

Due to planned engineering work, rail replacement buses will be in operation between Brockenhurst and Eastleigh on Saturday.

On Saturday, trains will run hourly between Brockenhurst and Weymouth.

The strike by the RMT union over the role of guards on trains is the latest bout of industrial action to hit South Western Railway (SWR).

A SWR spokesman said: “We are sorry that the RMT has yet again decided to disrupt customers’ journeys this coming Friday and Saturday.

“Our train planners, together with our contingency guards from across the company, as well as those guards who usually work on strike days, will ensure we provide as many services as possible for our customers.

“We continue to call on the RMT to talk to us rather than strike, so that we can provide the best service possible for our customers.”

Service information and maps have been published online at southwesternrailway.com