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Southern rail strike cut to three days

Train strike duration cut. Credit: PA

A planned six-day strike by Southern rail drivers, which is due to start on Monday, has been cut to three days.

The strike will now go ahead on January 10, 11 and 13 but not on other days next week.

Train drivers union Aslef confirmed the duration of the strike had been reduced but later announced the adding of three extra days of strike action at the end of the month with disruption planned for January 24, 25 and 27.

The latest strikes comes following months of disruption for Southern passengers caused by industrial action, staff shortages and other problems.


Angry exchange on Southern rail picket line

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Commuters angry at the strike affecting Southern rail services have clashed with members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, who's strike has led to five days of reduced train service.

The confrontation took place outside Victoria Station in London, after one disgruntled passenger complained that the cancellation of 40% of trains meant that people "cannot get to work on time".

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