Strike prompts Southern to scrap train service to and from Brighton and Hove

Posted On 21 May 2015 at 12:15 pm

Brighton and Hove’s main train operator Southern said that it would not be running any services on Tuesday (29 May) if a threatened strike goes ahead.

Southern said: “Members of the RMT and TSSA trade unions employed by Network Rail have voted in favour of taking industrial action and will stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on Monday 25 May.

“Should the industrial action go ahead Southern and Gatwick Express will only be able to operate an extremely limited train service on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May.

“We are advising passengers to avoid travelling on these days.”

The company said: “No services will run until 7.30am then the following services will run until 5pm

Monday 25 May.

Four trains per hour between Brighton and London Victoria calling at Haywards Heath, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport and East Croydon

Two trains per hour between Three Bridges and London Victoria calling at Gatwick Airport and East Croydon

Four fast trains per hour between East Croydon and London Victoria

“Passengers are advised to allow themselves plenty of time as trains will be extremely busy.”

The company said that there would be no service on Tuesday 26 May.

Southern said that it intended to run the full weekday service on Wednesday 27 May.

But the company said: “Early morning trains may be disrupted. Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.”

Season ticket holders will be able to obtain compensation. Details will be published on the Southern website shortly.

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