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Southeastern confirms train services during ASLEF strike action

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  • Members of the ASLEF union are taking strike action across the country between 29 January and 6 February
  • Southeastern will not run any train services on Tuesday 30 January but will provide a full service on all other days during this period
  • Customers can plan ahead by visiting the Southeastern website or app

Further strikes by members of the ASLEF union will mean changes to Southeastern services next week. 

From Monday, members of the ASLEF union will be taking strike action at passenger rail operators across the country. This includes strikes at individual operators on specific days as well as a national overtime ban between Monday 29 January and Tuesday 6 February.

Southeastern will operate a full service throughout this extended period of strike action – with the notable exception of Tuesday 30 January – when no Southeastern services will operate on the network. 

On the same day, members of the ASLEF union will also be taking strike action at neighbouring operators; Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Thameslink and South Western Railway.

Scott Brightwell, Operations & Safety Director, said:

“Strikes are designed to be disruptive and it is clear there will be changes to services across the country during this extended period of strike action and we are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to customers.

“On Tuesday 30 January, there will not be any Southeastern services on any part of the network. In addition, strikes will be taking place at a number of neighbouring operators on the same day. 

“However, Southeastern will be providing a full service on all other days, despite the planned overtime ban. I would strongly urge customers to check their journeys well in advance during this time. 

“You can do so on the Southeastern website, app or on other journey planners.”

For more information, including guidance and advice on refunds and compensation, please visit: https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/strike-action 

Strike action will also be taking place at other operators on the following dates. If you are travelling, please check your journey. 

  • Tuesday 30 January – Southeastern, Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Thameslink & South Western Railway.
  • Wednesday 31 January – Northern & Transpennine Express.
  • Friday 2 February – Greater Anglia, c2c, LNER & Stansted Express.
  • Saturday 3 February – West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Avanti West Coast & East Midlands Railway.
  • Monday 5 February – Great Western Railway, CrossCountry & Chiltern Railways.

Image credit: South Eastern Railway

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