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You are here: Home > Southern > Southern aims to run a near-normal service during Saturday's RMT strike

Southern aims to run a near-normal service during Saturday's RMT strike

Date: 05 Apr 2017

Train operator Southern will be aiming to run a near-normal service during the RMT’s latest strike on Saturday, 8 April.

During the last RMT strike on 13 March, Southern ran over nine in 10 (90.5%) of its normal train service by using contingency on-board staff and the more than 50% of on-board staff who reported for work.

Despite strike action on Saturday, Southern plans to run a normal train service on all of its routes but one.

Southern’s Passenger Services Director, Angie Doll said:
“We're now running a near-normal service on RMT strike days, so fewer people are being affected by the RMT’s action. This week, we plan to provide almost our entire normal Saturday timetable.”

Full details of service changes can be found at

Passengers can claim compensation if they are delayed by 15 minutes or more at

Editor’s notes

Southern plans to run a normal Saturday timetable on all routes on Saturday 8 April, but no Southern services will operate between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia / Watford Junction.
Passengers on this route can use their Southern tickets on:
London Midland services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston via Watford Junction
London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
Gatwick Express will operate a full service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

For more information email or call 0203 750 2030