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Southern Rail: when are the next strikes?

Southern Rail passengers are facing multiple further strike days Photo: Reuters

If the current dispute between Southern Rail and the RMT Union continues, passengers will be facing multiple further days of strike action.

The current three day walkout is scheduled to continue until the end of the day this Thursday 13th October.

Future strikes are also planned for:

  • Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October
  • Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November
  • Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday 23 November
  • Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December

Southern say they are aiming to run as many services as possible to try and minimise the disruption to passengers. On strike days that fall Monday to Friday, passengers should be able to use the following routes:

  • London Buses - Between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham on route 405
  • Metro Buses - Between Merstham and Redhill on routes 430 and 435
  • Two peak trains between Uckfield and London Bridge in the morning, returning in the late afternoon; and
  • Buses at peak times connecting Uckfield, Buxted, Crowborough and Eridge with Haywards Heath and Tunbridge Wells (for rail connections to/from London)
  • A reduced train service between Dorking and Horsham
  • Later services to Redhill
  • Later services on the London Bridge to East Grinstead route
  • Later services on the Brighton to Eastbourne route
  • Buses between Chichester and Havant
  • Buses between Hastings and Eastbourne
  • Buses between Redhill and Tonbridge - during peak hours only
  • Buses all day between Ashford International and Hastings

However, one of the planned strikes falls on Saturday 5th November. Southern say they are still finalising the timetable for that day as it will differ significantly, particularly on the routes between Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne/Seaford.

Customers are advised to check the Southern website regularly for updates on services running during the strike dates.

ITV London will also update viewers here on our website and our Facebook pagewith any developments on the ongoing strike action.