Southern Rail passengers face more problems as overtime ban begins

Starting today ASLEF has instructed their driver members not to work overtime which means Southern Rail passengers can expect to face more misery.

It began this morning at 00:01 and will run until further notice.

Southern Rail has issued the following information and advice:

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Most routes will retain a Southern train service. On other routes, they have arranged ticket acceptance as detailed below.

Key alterations include:

  • No off-peak Gatwick Express service between Gatwick Airport and Brighton (a limited peak service will operate)
  • No Southern service to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No service between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia (a limited peak service will operate between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required)
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill, Peckham Rye and London Bridge
  • No Southern peak-only service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern peak-only service to/from Wimbledon
  • An hourly service will operate between Seaford and Brighton
  • Ashford to Rye / Hastings peak-hour additional services will not run
  • Ashford to Rye / Hastings buses will replace some peak-hour services
  • Off peak London Victoria to Reigate and Tonbridge services will be replaced by a Tonbridge to Reigate (via Redhill) service
  • Off peak fast services between Redhill and London will not operate

On routes with a reduced service, you are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey.

More information can be found here

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