Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines

660 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


South West Trains, a train operating company, has announced that it is to cut 660 jobs. The company attributed the cuts to reduced passenger growth. The RMT union condemned the job losses and did not rule out a ballot for industrial action. As of 4 February 2009, it is not known when the job cuts will be made, or how many staff the company will continue to employ.


  • 15 January 2009: BBC News
  • 4 February 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), South West Trains, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67838, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67838.