Paul Nuttall, UKIP's deputy leader, says any election pact with the Conservatives would be "very difficult" while David Cameron heads up the party.
"You really can't believe a word he says on the European Union and he's also a guy who called us closet racists," he said.
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It is hoped the 7,400-mile journey will become a cost-efficient and time-saving way of transporting trade between China and the UK.
The Prime Minister said Parliament will be given a binding vote on the final deal, but said the result will not stop Britain leaving the EU.
Officials from the train drivers' union Aslef will meet managers from Southern Railway, whilst the RMT will meet separately with Acas.