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Travel Update: RMT conductors strike next Wednesday / Tube Strike

 
 

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RMT industrial action affecting Southern on Wednesday 22 February

The RMT has announced that they plan further industrial action on Southern on Wednesday 22 February. If the strike goes ahead we expect Southern services to be disrupted as follows:

What services will be affected?

Gatwick Express will operate a full service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

Many Southern services will operate to the normal timetable, but are subject to the changes detailed below.

Key alterations to Southern services include:

  • No Southern services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia / Watford Junction
  • No Southern service between Leatherhead and Guildford
  • No Rye - Ashford International shuttle services during the morning and evening peaks. However most services between Ashford International and Brighton will run. Southern plan to operate a replacement bus timetable between Rye and Ashford International
  • Some trains between London Bridge and Brighton, Eastbourne or Littlehampton will not operate.
  • Some services between Brighton and Seaford / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ashford and between Brighton and Bognor Regis / Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central will not operate, and others will have fewer carriages than normal
  • Most services that only run between Brighton and Hove will not operate, however other services between Brighton and stations along the coast towards Bognor Regis will operate, calling at Hove

Check before you travel:

We expect the amendments to train services on the strike day to be showing in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner from tomorrow morning, Tuesday 21 February. However, all the trains that we already know will not be running next Wednesday show a Bulletin saying 'This train is cancelled due to industrial action'.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted:

Southern have approached all transport operators that provide a service on affected routes and details of those that are able to accept are as follows:

Brighton & Hove Buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

London Buses

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham
  • Route 355 between Mitcham Junction and Balham

London Overground

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye, and Canada Water
  • London Euston and Watford Junction
  • Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction

London Trams for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network

London Underground

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only (THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS)

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and Victoria / London Bridge / Euston
  • London Bridge and Victoria
  • Victoria and Blackfriars
  • Victoria and Euston
  • Victoria and Monument (NOT BANK STATION)

Metrobus for any reasonable journey across their network

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can use train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can use train services to / from Nunhead
  • Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between - Hastings and London via Tonbridge; Tunbridge Wells and London; Ashford International and London (excluding high speed services to / from London St Pancras)

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Should they wish to do so, ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

More information for customers travelling on the strike day can also be found on the Southern strike page

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SouthernStrike

Current Delays

There are currently no issues reported.

Upcoming works

Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service Monday 20 to Friday 24 February

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Plumpton and Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run from Eastbourne to Hastings calling at all stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 20 and Friday 24 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton from 00:40 until 05:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

Thameslink

The 21:52 and 22:22 Monday to Wednesday Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. The 00:10 Tuesday to Thursday Brighton to Bedford service will start at Three Bridges.

A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Latest updates

There are currently no issues reported.