Strike action again hits Eastbourne Railway Station today (18 October).
Conductors with Southern are walking out for three days, in the ongoing row over the future of their position on driver-only trains.
The RMT Union has been locked in a bitter dispute with Southern’s parent company, Govia Thameslink Rail for months. The Union believes removing the role of guard will have a detrimental effect on passenger safety, something GTR strongly denies.
The two sides have been in and out of talks to try and find a solution to the situation, but so far, they’ve always collapsed without resolution. The RMT has now recommended to their members to accept the offer of contracts to become on board supervisors, but vow they will continue the strike action.
During the walkout, there will be no trains between Eastbourne and Hastings, with a bus replacement service in operation. Between Eastbourne and Brighton, there is likely to be a reduced service.