Statement From Southern
We have just issued the below media statement on the Southern/ASLEF talks:
Commenting on Southern/ASLEF talks at Acas:
Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, Southern’s parent, said:
“We’re deeply disappointed, as our passengers will be, that ASLEF has been unable to accept our proposals and we cannot find a way forward to end this dispute with the drivers’ union at this stage.
“We’re sincerely sorry that commuters work and family lives are being punished with this unjustified and unprecedented industrial action. The unions must stop the pain and suffering blighting passengers and commerce. We will continue with our plans to modernise our railway and the services we offer customers. We urge the union to think again and work with us and move forward together. Our door remains open.”
Note: This means there will be no Southern Trains on Friday December 16.