Eastbourne Rail Services Hit By Strikes Today

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - RMT Strike

Anyone wanting to get from Eastbourne to Hastings on the train today (22 November) won’t be able to.

As conductors with the RMT Union go out on strike again, Southern have replaced trains with buses. However, those in villages such as Pevensey Bay and Normans Bay say they feel isolated, as the bus service doesn’t serve them.

Trains towards Brighton, are expected to be less frequent, with those service that are running, likely to be very busy.

The RMT is still in a bitter row with Southern over the introduction of driver-only trains, which the Union says will be detrimental to passenger safety – a claim strongly denied by Southern.

Southern’s Passenger Services Director, Angie Doll, said, “We’re sorry that, once again, our passengers are facing disruption through unnecessary industrial action. Over 99% of affected conductors have now signed up to the new role, which makes this strike even more pointless.”

Stagecoach Buses will be laying on extra service whilst the strike is in place. RMT members are due to walk out both today and tomorrow.

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