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Southern expects revised timetable to run smoothly as workers stage 24-hour walkout

PUBLISHED: 08:49 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:49 10 July 2017

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The walkout began at midnight

Passengers on board Southern services are being told to expect a normal service under its amended timetable, despite a 24-hour union walkout today (Monday).

Members of the RMT Union are staging the walkout today, on top of the Aslef overtime ban, as part of the ongoing dispute over the potential introduction of driver-only trains.

As part of the overtime ban, there have been no services to or from Beckenham Junction, and off-peak London Victoria to Reigate and Tonbridge services are being replaced by a Tonbridge to Reigate (via Redhill) service.

Additional Ashford to Rye / Hastings services are also not running due to the overtime ban, while buses will replace some peak-hour services.

Speaking on the RMT action ending at midnight tonight, a Southern Rail spokesperson said: “We do not expect this to have any effect on our service and plan to operate the amended timetable on this date.”

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