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Southern Rail begin talks with union

Southern Rail and train drivers' union Aslef will today begin talks aimed at resolving a dispute over driver-only trains.

Aslef has suspended plans for a three-day strike next week while talks go ahead.

Conductors in the RMT union are due to strike on Monday - but have asked to join today's talks.

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Southern passengers warned of more delays today

Southern Rail passengers should expect more disruption to their journeys today - in spite of drivers returning to work.

Members of the Aslef union have been on strike for 48 hours in protest against driver-only trains.

Southern's owners Govia Thameslink yesterday announced plans to take the union to the Supreme Court.

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Calls to stop next week's strike

A Southern train on a platform Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The Transport Secretary is calling for driver's union Aslef to stop next week's strike after the Office of Rail and Road confirmed Southern Railway's plans for driver-controlled trains are safe.

Unions have been taking strike action over plans to introduce trains where the driver controls the operation of the doors, which the unions claim is unsafe.

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