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Southern rail strike: hundreds of trains cancelled

Southern rail strike: hundreds of trains cancelled

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Hundreds of trains have been cancelled on the Southern network across south east England. Rail workers started a five-day strike Monday on services across southeast England, including commuter trains into London, causing major disruption on what could become the country’s longest rail walk-out since 1968. The RMT union called the strike to protest plans to downgrade the role of the conductor on Southern Trains, causing cancellations across the network. Southern, which is owned by Govia Thameslink Railway, said it will run 60 percent of services. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said there was “rock solid” support on the first morning…

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