Brighton’s RMT Union Strikes – How Will They Affect You?

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Further to the protests at Brighton Station last Wednesday, Southern Railways announced that RMT Union would be holding a 24-hour on Tuesday 21st June. With that in mind, we thought it could be useful for you to know how services in and around the Brighton area would be affected.

Protests were held last week at Brighton Station
Protests were held last week at Brighton Station

Southern have stated that the last connecting train to London from between the Eastbourne area and London Road (Brighton) will be at around 4:30pm, while the mainline Brighton service will operate at a reduced scale between Brighton, London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Moreover, these Govia Thameslink and Gatwick Express services are expected to be much busier than normal due to their reduced running times, so passengers are advised to prepare accordingly and allow more time to complete their journeys. In addition, Southern have announced that bikes will not be permitted on these services in order to retain space for busy trains, so the cyclists of Brighton will need to arrange alternative plans should they wish to board.

The Evening Standard report that there is due to be another large protest attended by hundreds of justifiably disgruntled passengers at Brighton Station tonight on the eve of their disrupted travels, continuing their annoyance at the perpetually poor daily service, while some passengers have taken to social media to vent their frustration using the hashtag #SouthernFail.

The protesters are expected to assemble yet again - Tweet: @southernrailout
The protesters are expected to assemble yet again – Tweet: @southernrailout

For more information about what to do during the hours of the strike as well as the refund policy, you can visit Southern Rail’s dedicated strike page.

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