Chaos for commuters as rail services still not back to normal

Train services have been badly affected
Train services have been badly affected
The Tangmere roundabout. Picture: Kate Shemilt

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PASSENGERS face another day of travel chaos amid a strike by conductors.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union is beginning its second day of strike action over a dispute with Southern Railway about their role and driver-only trains.

The strike is due to end today at 11am, but Southern said services would not return to normal until tomorrow.

Further strikes are planned for May 10, 11, 12 and 13.

About 700 services have been cancelled over two days, mainly in Sussex and east Surrey. Southern is running a revised timetable.

Services between Sussex and the Portsmouth area have been severely disrupted. The cancellations caused chaos for many commuters, who took to social media to complain.

One passenger tweeted: ‘Not just claiming back my train ticket/bus fare off Southern Rail. I’m claiming off them for emotional trauma.’