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Train passengers face misery as Southern rail workers hold five-day strike

Workers on Southern Railway are "solidly supporting" the start of a five-day strike which will cause travel misery for hundreds of thousands of passengers.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have walked out, mounting picket lines outside stations, in an escalating row over the role of conductors.

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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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