Railway company bosses to cover guard duties during NYE strike

Credit: PA

South Western Railway says it plans to run three quarters of services during a one day strike by guards on New Years Eve - using managers.

The company promise around thirty late services to get people home after the NYE fireworks in London. Full details are being published on the company's website today.

Guards are staging the walkout in the ongoing row about the future of the second member of staff on trains. Mike Pearse reports.