TRAIN services across Dorset are disrupted again as railway workers stage their second strike of the week.

This is the largest train strike in 30 years across the UK, with train workers striking three days this week - Tuesday, Today and Saturday.

The strike action follows a ballot of RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) members in relation to a dispute over pay and conditions.

The action is affecting South Western Railway services to London and Great Western Railway services to Bristol.

On the Waterloo line, trains are running from Southampton to London on strike days but there are no services from Dorset.

Services tomorrow and Sunday will be reduced to a 'late starting Sunday level of service'.

Passengers are urged only to travel by rail if absolutely necessary this week and check trains before travelling.

A spokesperson for the regional RMT union, said: “The strikes are the result of RMT members being balloted for strike action, and action short of strike, regarding thousands of planned job cuts, pay freezes and changes to negotiated terms and conditions."