All aboard the Southern chaos train: the commuters caught in a war on rails

All aboard the Southern chaos train: the commuters caught in a war on rails

The Southern rail franchise is in turmoil, with an increasingly bitter battle between unions and operators making passengers’ journeys a misery of delays, overcrowding and cancellations

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Robert Mohamed stands on platform three at Haywards Heath station wearing a well-cut navy suit, a small backpack and the zen-like calm of a man accustomed to things going wrong. He is waiting for the 8.15am service to Victoria, a 50-minute journey from mid-Sussex into the heart of London. On a good day, he can get from his home nearby to his desk in Mayfair, where he works for a hedge fund, in little over an hour.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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