Southern rail to reintroduce a third of trains axed in July [BBC News]





Date: 30/08/2016

Southern rail is to reinstate more than a third of the 341 daily services it axed earlier in the summer to provide a more reliable timetable. The 119 trains, nearly all in London, will run from 5 September. The operator introduced a reduced service in July after months of delays and cancellations, which it blamed on 'unprecedented' staff sickness. Southern is in a long-running dispute with its guards and the latest 48-hour strike begins on 7 September. [From Richard Buckby]


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Southern rail is to reinstate a third of the trains it dropped in July "to provide reliable timetable", the company announces.

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