RAIL STRIKE: Sussex commuters face major problems during industrial action

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Rail commuters face major problems today and tomorrow (Wednesday) as the RMT Union has called its conductor members out on strike.

Southern Railway say this will have a significant effect on Southern services on the whole of the days affected, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 7.30am and 6pm on others.

A statement on the Southern websites says: “Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

“Gatwick Express and Thameslink services will be largely unaffected by the strike but some services are expected to be extremely busy on these days and some trains will be unable to call at certain stations, so please allow more time for your journey.”

Southern has created a map of services during the RMT strike. For this and more information on available services go to http://www.southernrailway.com/

No Southern trains will operate in either direction on the following routes:

Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia

Dorking to Horsham

Oxted to Uckfield

Haywards Heath to Lewes

Preston Park to Hove

Lewes to Seaford

Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)

Chichester to Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)

Redhill to Tonbridge

Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)

Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

A limited service will operate in both direction between approximately 7.30am and 6.30pm on the following routes:

London Bridge - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Sanderstead - Riddlesdown - Upper Warlingham - Woldingham - Oxted - Hurst Green - Lingfield - Dormans - East Grinstead

London Victoria - Clapham Junction - East Croydon - Redhill - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges

Three Bridges - Crawley - Ifield - Littlehaven - Horsham - Christs Hospital - Billingshurst - Pulborough - Amberley - Arundel - Ford - Barnham - Chichester

Brighton - Hove - Aldrington - Portslade - Fishersgate - Southwick - Shoreham - Lancing - East Worthing - Worthing - West Worthing - Durrington - Goring - Angmering - Littlehampton - Ford - Barnham - Bognor Regis

Brighton - London Road - Moulsecoomb - Falmer - Lewes - Glynde - Berwick - Polegate - Hampden Park - Eastbourne

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