Train passengers in Eastbourne are being warned to expect Southern services to be severely disrupted tomorrow (15 December), following today’s drivers’ strike and the ASLEF union’s ban on overtime.
Southern Passenger Services Director Angie Doll said, "We will be working hard to run as many services as possible tomorrow, but regrettably I have to warn passengers that services will be severely impacted, with reductions and cancellations across all routes.
“With today’s strike ending at midnight, despite our best efforts, some trains and crew will still not be in position for tomorrow’s service; and the overtime ban will continue to have a serious impact."
Drivers are again expected to take strike action on Friday, with Southern warning that there will be no Southern services and passengers are being warned not to travel. Talks at ACAS to try and avert this action will resume tomorrow.
The industrial action is over the long-running dispute over the introduction of driver-only trains, something the Aslef and RMT unions feel will compromise passenger safety – a claim strongly denied by Southern.