Eastbourne commuters are being warned of more disruption on the trains tomorrow (9 December).
Even though the RMT conductors’ strike ends at midnight, Southern is predicting the drivers, represented by Aslef, will cause further delays. Aslef has instructed its members to only work to time, meaning a ban on overtime.
Southern Director Alex Foulds said, “Tomorrow is the first day when Alef’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. We urge people to check before they travel on the day.”
Both the RMT and Aslef unions are angry at the planned introduction of driver-only trains, which they say will be detrimental to passenger safety. Something Southern firmly deny.