Five sets of rail strike dates announced

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The RMT union has announced five more conductor strikes, totalling 14 days, to take place on Southern services.

The long-running dispute is over the role of conductors on trains and a proposal that the driver should instead operate the doors. The union says it’s not safe, while the company says it is.

The new strike dates are:

  • Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 October (3 days)
  • Tuesday 18 –  Thursday 20 October (3 days)
  • Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November (3 days)
  • Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 November (2 days)
  • Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 December (3 days)

Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates the Southern routes, hasn’t yet published details of its services on the affected days. 

Previously on strike days, Reigate has been served only by GWR trains, with London-bound passengers having to change at, say, Dorking or Redhill.

At Redhill there has only been a limited service, and for only part of the day, although Thameslink trains have continued to operate.

Strike information, including alternatives and compensation, is expected to appear on the Southern strike webpage.


Image: photo by Joshua Brown licensed under CC BY 2.0

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