The problems for Govia ThamesLink Railway continue to multiply with the Southern Rail lines are already suffering from a reduced timetable, are now suffering five days of strike action too.
Southern Class 377 Electrostar arriving at Clapham Junction – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
Southern Rail contains a rather important link for passengers trying to connect between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.
As a result, only 60% of services are currently in operation, with what Southern note there a lines” with no trains on some routes and no service after 18:00 on other lines”
The strike is due to end Friday at 23:59.
The revised operation details are at http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/strike/
The following routes have no operations:
- Havant – Chichester
- Horsham – Dorking
- Redhill – Tonbridge
- Haywards Heath – Seaford (buses between Lewes and Seaford)
- Oxted – Uckfield
- Preston Park – Hove
- Eastbourne – Ashford International via Hastings (peak hours buses between Hastings and Ashford International)
- Tulse Hill – West Norwood
The following services have operations between 07:30 to 18:00 only:
- Chichester – Three Bridges
- London Victoria – Three Bridges
- Brighton – Eastbourne
- London Bridge – East Grinstead
- Brighton – Littlehampton/Bognor Regis
Gatwick Express is still operating its modified service and will continue to run during the strike action.
To help passengers along, for the duration of the strike, all first class seating has been declassified (allowing you to sit in a first class seat). Those holding First Class tickets can claim a refund.
For those of you who have journeys to Gatwick airport, travel plans along the Brighton Main Line or… in fact any travel on the Southern Rail network – allow extra time for your trip
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