Talks continue to resolve bitter Southern Railway strike

Talks aimed at resolving the Southern Railway drivers' dispute will be continue at the conciliation service Acas on Thursday.

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Southern services to be severely disrupted on Thursday

Services on Thursday will be severely affected Credit: ITV

Passengers on Southern and Gatwick Express have been warned to expect services to be severely disrupted tomorrow, Thursday 15 December, following today’s industrial action.

Southern Passenger Services Director Angie Doll said: "We will be working hard to run as many services as possible tomorrow, but regrettably I have to warn passengers that services will be severely impacted, with reductions and cancellations across all routes.

“With today’s strike ending at midnight, despite our best efforts, some trains and crew will still not be in position for tomorrow’s service; and the overtime ban will continue to have a serious impact."

The train operator is advising passengers to check the Southern website ( before they travel on the day.

On Friday, 16 December, when ASLEF drivers will again be on strike, there will be no Southern services and Gatwick Express will run every half an hour, instead of every 15 minutes, while Thameslink will run a normal timetable. Passengers are advised not to travel on Friday.

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