Latest Three Day Southern Rail Strike Ends

But another is planned for October 18 - 20

The latest three day strike on Southern Rail services by members of the RMT union has ended, with limited services back on the West London line on Friday morning.

Southern have again thanked passengers for their patience and guided them to their website for advice on compensation and refunds.

Hoever, they also warn that another strike is planned for October 18 - 20, which again means there will be no local service for three days, and Overground trains on the line will be busier than usual.

The West London line runs through Hammersmith and Fulham stations Shepherd's Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf and some Southern trains, running from Milton Keynes Central to Clapham Junction serve this line alongside the more numerous Overground trains.

During the summer, this service was cancelled altogether but recently a limited peak hour service has been reinstated, with two trains running in each direction during the morning rush hour and two more in each direction during the afternoon rush hour.

The walkout was due to a continuing dispute between the uion and Southern's parent company Govia Thameslink over planned changes to the role of conductors on trains. The company plans to make drivers responsible for closing doors – something that already happens on many services across the country.

This strike was the latest in a series of walkouts by RMT conductors and four more three day strikes have been scheduled over the next two months.

October 14, 2016