Are trains running today? Strike update for Sussex train operators

There will be no trains today <i>(Image: The Argus)</i>
There will be no trains today (Image: The Argus)

Train operators have warned commuters to "find another way" today as rail strikes bring train services to a halt.

There will be no Southern, Thameslink or Gatwick Express trains today as train driver members of the Aslef and RMT unions go on strike.

This is part of an ongoing, national dispute over pay and working conditions.

Strike action will take place all of today and on Friday.

Train driver members of Aslef will be on strike as part of a national dispute and, as with much of the country, there will be no trains running on these dates.

On the mornings after each strike – tomorrow and Saturday - services will start later, from around 7.15am on Thursday, and at varying different times on Saturday.

This is because the previous day's action will affect the drivers of late night and overnight services and the work they do to prepare trains for the next day.

Passengers are strongly advised to check times for their specific journey.

Angie Doll, chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway which runs the three train companies, said: “We're really sorry for the inconvenience this strike action will cause, and ask you to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements.

“Regrettably, we’ll have no trains at all on Wednesday and Friday with a late start-up to the service each day after, from around 7.15am, when we’d encourage you to check online the train times for your specific station.

“These strikes are terrible for everyone and we hope the national negotiations come to a successful resolution soon.”