SOUTHERN Rail’s current set of strikes may be ending today, but their plans to get back on schedule continue to be derailed.
Passengers on Southern and Gatwick Express have been warned once again to expect services to be severely reduced across much of the network on non-strike days from tomorrow, through the weekend and on Monday as a result of ASLEF’s continued overtime ban.
Southern director Alex Foulds said: ‘Tomorrow is the first day when ASLEF’s overtime ban will be felt on a non-strike day.
‘We’re sincerely sorry but passengers are advised services will be severely reduced and, on some routes, cancelled altogether.
‘We will put on rail replacement buses where we can, and urge people to check before they travel on the day.’
Earlier today Southern lost a High Court battle to prevent drivers from ASLEF going on strike this month.
The company had tried to claim the strike contravenes EU law, but planned strikes will continue to go ahead next week.