Southern Rail Service Strike on April 26 and 27
This Tuesday and Wednesday, difficulty awaits commuters to brace the travel hardships, as conductor staff of Southern rail service is striking on these two days.
Southern service will not run between Streatham and Sutton or Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes but other trains will be running through the areas, with over committed services.
A reduced service will be available between London Bridge and Brighton, and the same at East Grinstead to East Croydon between 7.30am and 6:00 pm.
Further details and a convenient map of service disruption can be found at Southern’s website.
Govia Thameslink the Southern’s parent company needs drivers to operate the doors themselves instead of relying on conductors. According to RMT, the overcrowding of trains pushes drivers to be extra vigilant and alert while on the platforms.
An injunction has been recently taken out by Govia in order to prevent the drivers of Gatwick Express denying to operate assistance free longer trains.
Furthermore, the week commencing May 9 is likely to bring more strikes planned for Southern.
Now the question raises: how the general public is going to carry on their routine movement to or from the work and others? In the given circumstances, it is most likely that people would opt for all available options such as; taxis, cabs, buses and etc. After all, they are supposed to be on time to fulfill their commitments and no one will be willing to bother any annoyance of getting late or skipping the shift. It is because London is a city which never quits nor sleeps, it keeps moving and continues its progressing active lifestyle, no matter how.
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