Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two

Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two

Train company says two three-day strikes will ‘maximise misery for commuters’

Two weeks of unprecedented disruption on Southern rail now loom in January after a planned six-day walkout by train drivers was split over two periods, a move which the train company said would “maximise misery for commuters”.

The driver’s union, Aslef, said it was “taking a longer-term view” of the dispute, and warned that strikes over driver-only operated trains could spread to other franchises such as Northern.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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