Strike suspended but disruption to continue

reigate train station sign

The Southern conductor strike has been suspended, but there will be continued disruption on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August.

Train company GTR says on its website that the strike timetable will still be in place on Thursday, but that it will try to increase services.

The company is sounding a more hopeful note for Friday, saying it will try to operate a service as close as possible to the pre-strike timetable, but that there may still be short notice delays, cancellations and alterations.

GTR says the information is subject to change, and is not reflected in online journey planners.  The company says to check its strike information page and its live running information.

Under the strike timetable, Reigate has been served only by GWR trains, with no Southern services.  At Redhill and other stations there has only been a limited Southern service, with Earlswood and Salfords closed.  Thameslink services have been running.

Talks are taking place between the RMT union and GTR, in the long-running dispute over drivers, rather than conductors, becoming responsible for the operation of train doors.

When services are restored post-strike, it will only be to the “revised” timetable introduced recently to deal with a shortage of conductors, being a cut-down version of the normal timetable.


Southern’s strike webpage with strike information including timetable, alternatives, compensation

This article last updated at 2130 on Wed 10 August.