Our guide to your rights as a passenger if you are caught up in the Southern rail strike.Read the full story ›
Southern Rail has posted details of routes which have limited or no services today and for the duration of a five-day strike.
946 of Southern's normal 2,242 services are being cancelled each day.
Stations closed, trains cancelled and hundreds of thousands of fed-up passengers stranded. It's day one of a five day strike on Southern Rail. And the longest in 50 years. Fred and Stacey link to a series of reports.
As a five-day rail strike gets underway, frustrated Southern rail passengers have tweeted their frustration.Read the full story ›
I can report that the strike action this morning is rock solid across the Southern Rail network as we fight to put rail safety before the profits of the failed Govia Thameslink operation.
This action has been forced on us by the arrogance and inaction of Govia Thameslink and the Government who have made it clear that they have no interest in resolving this dispute or in tackling the daily chaos on Southern. We offered to suspend the action on Friday if they matched the offer we secured on Scotrail. They kicked that back in our faces. Our fight is with the company and the Government who have dragged this franchise into total meltdown. We share the anger and frustration of passengers and we cannot sit back while jobs and safety are compromised on these dangerously overcrowded trains.
Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face a week of travel chaos because of a five-day strike over the role of train guards.
Members of the RMT union at Southern Railway are walking out this morning after talks collapsed. Picket lines will be mounted across Southern's network, including London Victoria and Brighton.
Rail unions say we're on the edge of a disaster. MPs say there could be serious injuries - or worse. The Mayor of London says Southern should be stripped of its franchise.
And the tens of thousands of commuters caught up in the chaos of delays in Sussex - and the closure of Brighton station last night - say the situation has become intolerable.
It's been a long dispute between Southern Rail and the unions. And, the delays and overcrowding are getting worse.
Malcolm Shaw heard from passenger Pam Roach, and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
Southern train service unbelievably bad today ahead of strike tomorrow
Chucked off train at Hove because of "track defect" Other cancellations due to staff shortages +broken-down train. Chaos on @southernrailuk