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Southern to restore 100 trains to emergency timetable - but strikes still planned

PUBLISHED: 16:57 31 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:37 01 September 2016

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The service previously cancelled 341 train services

Southern Rail has decided to restore more than 100 trains to its emergency timetable, starting from next week.

From Monday, September 5, a total of 119 trains per day will be reintroduced, after the rail company withdrew more than 340 services in July.

The emergency timetable came into force during Southern’s ongoing dispute with the rail workers’ union RMT.

Workers have gone on strike over the changing role of rail conductors, with further strikes planned for next month.

The new-look emergency timetable has reintroduced services to Kent and Bromley.

Metro services between London Bridge and Beckenham will now operate a normal timetable.

Meanwhile services to and from Redhill and Tonbridge will run outside of peak times.

Two days of strike action are expected to take place on September 7 and 8.

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