Southern Rail services halted for three days by strike

ASLEF drivers' strike action is halting Southern services on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January.

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Chris Grayling attacks Corbyn for picket line remark

Chris Grayling speaking in the Commons today

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has attacked the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for saying he would be happy to join a Southern Rail picket line.

He said Jeremy Corbyn was 'putting politics before passengers'.

Labour has called for an independent review of Chris Grayling's decision to refuse proposals for Transport for London to take over Southeastern rail services.

In the Commons today, the Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald said that Chris Grayling had "put party politics ahead of passengers" over the Southeastern decision.

Chris Grayling replied saying "I cannot believe what I've just heard from him. Putting party politics before passengers, in the week when the Leader of the opposition said he would join a picket line to perpetuate the unnecessary strikes on Southern Rail that are causing so much damage to passengers."

Chris Grayling speaking in the Commons today

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