A mid-evening train at London Bridge waiting to leave for Uckfield

Chaos (again) on trains from Uckfield

Uckfield and Buxted rail passengers endured a torrid day yesterday (July 10).

Services at peak times have been cutback to allow train operator Southern to provide trains during a drivers’ overtime ban imposed by ASLEF.

Yesterday, guard members of the RMT Union went on strike.

That knocked out a key commuter train, the 07:31 from Uckfield meaning there were no trains in the morning peak between 06:30 and 08:33.

A bus service was provided for London-bound passengers at 08:00.

Later in the day the 10:34 from Uckfield was cancelled, as was the 14:35; although this service started at Crowborough.

The Southern website had told commuters that it expected services to run as normal yesterday, despite the strike.

It was a one-day strike over the continuing dispute between Southern and the unions over driver only operated trains. The ASLEF work to rule continues.

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