Christmas Rail Works

Travelling home for Christmas will prove hectic for many students this year, as several Major routes in and out of London will be closed due to engineering works for ten days.
Lines from major stations such as Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Paddington, Cannon Street and London Bridge will be hit by this closure, which will last a total of 10 days from December 23rd to New Year’s Day.
The Gatwick and Heathrow Express respectively will face temporary closures, either from timetable revisions or altogether cancellations.

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Southern Rail dispute – more train strikes?

Southern Rail staff are to strike again on Wednesday and Thursday this week after 18 months of disruption.
The rail company have claimed that most services will run normally. But there will be some alternations with some peak time hour services between Hastings and Ashford International not running. There will also be some cancellations at Eastbourne and Brighton.  

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Southern’s standards plummet south

Tweet   RMT’s (Rail, Maritime and Transport) ongoing strikes through October and December on Southern rail’s service, are damaging public trust with the company. Plans to scrap train guards and replace them with ‘Driver Only Operated Trains’(DOOT) have been met with fierce opposition by the RMT union. Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR) the operating company of ‘Southern’, propose to disband the position of the safety critical conductor. The union claims that by ending the ‘driver conductor operation’ passenger safety is at risk, in particular disabled passengers. However, Southern argue that 15…

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