If you have been affected by industrial action, we’re very sorry for any disruption to your plans. Please see our FAQs that explain what options may still be open to you including:
You can apply for these up to 28 days after your planned or completed date of travel (see dates below). These options are only available for strike dates, not for days after.
Train driver members of ASLEF will be on strike on Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 February.
There will be no Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink or Great Northern trains running on any of our routes on these dates.
ASLEF strike days – No trains
- 1 and 3 February - Journey planners are now correct
Day after strike day - Check before you travel
- 2 February - Journey planners are now correct
- 4 February - Journey planners will be correct on 31 January
- No future dates currently announced
As Industrial Action is affecting the whole country, we will be unable to provide alternatives such as taxis, additional replacement buses, and ticket acceptance with other local rail and bus operators on any strike day.
Travel advice on an ASLEF strike day
No trains will operate
Travel advice on a day after strike action
The disruption from a strike day will have a knock-on effect which means that first services will begin much later than normal, with no services before 7am. This could be later depending on where you are travelling from, so make sure to check your journey.
We expect first services to be extremely crowded and you may not be able to board your chosen service. You are advised to start your journey later on in the morning.
Travel advice on an RMT strike day
The National advice is to only travel if absolutely necessary and expect severe disruption.
The railway will operate limited opening hours with services starting later than normal and finishing in the late afternoon. Some stations will not be served on strike days. Please check your first and last trains carefully, as there will be no alternative travel outside of these services.
Please see the overview of services we plan to run on these days below. Click to expand each section.