Train strikes to go ahead

STRIKES by Southern Railway train drivers are set to go ahead next week, causing a fresh wave of travel chaos for passengers.

Saturday, 7th January 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:00 pm

Aslef confirmed there will be three 24-hour walkouts in the dispute over driver-only trains, despite being urged by transport secretary Chris Grayling to call off the action.

The minister cited a report by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) which he maintained confirmed that Southern Railway’s plans for driver-controlled trains were safe.

Aslef and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union strongly disputed the report.

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There will be no Southern services during the strikes next Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Three further strikes are planned later in the month.