Southern and ScotRail train strikes hit tens of thousands of passengers

Southern and ScotRail train strikes hit tens of thousands of passengers

Delays and cancellations across two franchises’ networks as staff stage 24-hour walkouts over role of guards on trains

Tens of thousands of railway passengers at opposite ends of the country were hit by delays and cancellations on Tuesday as staff walked out in a bitter dispute over the role of guards.

The two franchises affected, Southern and ScotRail, said they had cancelled 40% and 30% of services respectively. There were no services at all on 10 Southern routes and 15 ScotRail routes. Many of the services that were running were severely affected, forcing customers to queue at a number of stations.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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