Limited train and bus services are planned for the Uckfield Line today (October 11) during a strike by conductor-members of the RMT Union.
The National Rail Enquiries journey planner website shows the 08:04 and the 08:34* train services from Uckfield as running to London Bridge, including calling at Buxted.
For the remainder of the morning peak, a bus service will be in operation – the first is timetabled to depart at 04:50.
There are no off-peak train or bus services to or from Uckfield.
Two trains in evening peak
In the evening, the service is resumed with two trains scheduled to run from London Bridge to Uckfield, the 16:08 and the 16:38 services.
Buses will again be in place to serve the evening rush with the last arriving at Uckfield at 21:36.
Bus services will run between Uckfield and Haywards Heath and Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells.
Strikes are also planned for tomorrow (October 12 and Thursday (October 13).
*The 08:34 departure is timetabled to leave at 08:33 in Southern’s “leaf fall” timetable which started last week.
Action by Wealden MP
Wealden MP, Nus Ghani, has badgered Southern to provide a service for the Uckfield during the current round of strikes.
Previously, the company has not provided any trains or buses.
She commented: “I am pleased that my pressure, supported by evidence from my constituents that shows the misery they have to go through, has now paid off and we have been given replacement buses for future strikes.”
Over the weekend, the RMT union advised its members to sign new contracts with Southern over the plan to change the role of guards to on-board supervisors but said the strikes this week would still go ahead.
Yesterday, the RMT said it had received a formal legal challenge from Southern over the strike but intended to continue with the planned action.