Good News Commuters! Southern Strike Called Off

James Drury
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Good News Commuters! Southern Strike Called Off

A strike by Southern rail staff has been called off to allow talks to take place, according to conciliation service, Acas.

Thursday and Friday's industrial action has been called off. But services are unlikely to return to normal until at least Friday, because the strike timetable is in the train planning system. It means around 60% of services will run, although Southern bosses say they will do their best to add in services where possible.

A spokesman for Southern said: "For our passengers' sake, we truly hope these talks will be productive and bring this long-running dispute to an end."  

Southern staff voted to strike over changes to the role of conductors on trains, among other matters. There's an excellent and detailed look at the complexity of the dispute at London Reconnections.

Last Updated 10 August 2016