Further Strike Action Next Week

The RMT has called for further strike action on Friday 1st and Monday 4th September. The main effect for the Marsh Link is that once again there will be no shuttle service between Rye and Ashford or Rye and Hastings on those days. It will no doubt cause problems for passengers and MLAG is still urging the two sides to come to agreement. It is doubly frustrating for us since we are currently unaffected by the single manning proposal as the diesel stock has not been converted for single manning or driver only operation.

Southern have sent out the following:

Southern Railway

Southern Railway

The RMT has called two more strikes on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September, however we are planning to operate a full service on most routes.
Gatwick Express will operate a full service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.
Thameslink will also run a full service between London Blackfriars / London Bridge and Brighton.
A full Southern service will run except for those trains listed below:
West London line services will not operate
A number of services on other routes (predominantly Coastway services) will not operate
Some peak hour services between Ashford International and Hastings will not run
The four trains a day that run in each direction between Leatherhead and Guildford will not run
Information will be added to online journey planners approximately 48 hours before the date of operation.
For more information on ticket acceptance and alternative routes, please check our website before you travel.
Full details of service changes can be found at southernrailway.com/strike.
Passengers can claim compensation if they are delayed by 15 minutes or more at southernrailway.com/delayrepay.
Passenger numbers have doubled in the past two decades giving us the most congested network in the country so we simply have to modernise the way we do things to keep people moving.
We are asking the RMT to reconsider the very good offers we have made, including job guarantees, and work with us to future-proof services for our passengers – most of whom simply want to get to their place of work each day.
Once again we’re sincerely sorry for any disruption to your journey.

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