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Fresh misery for Southern passengers with overtime ban

Southern Railway train drivers have started a ban on overtime which will lead to the cancellation of hundreds of services, causing fresh misery for the region's 300,000 passengers.

Disruption for Southern passengers due to overtime ban

Southern Railway train drivers have started a ban on overtime which will lead to the cancellation of hundreds of services, causing fresh misery for the region's 300,000 passengers.

The action by members of the Aslef union, in a long-running dispute about driver-only operation, will affect a quarter of Southern's trains today and tomorrow.

Southern, which runs more than 2,200 services a day, said it was working to increase the number of trains next week.

The action started ahead of a court bid by the Association of British Commuters (ABC) for a judicial review of the Government's handling of the Southern franchise.

The passengers' group will take its case to the High Court, arguing that a judicial review should be held, following a year of disruption due to industrial action, staff shortages and other problems.

Southern passengers face more chaos on Monday July 10 because of a 24-hour strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.

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