The owners of the troubled Southern rail franchise have made a fresh appeal for unions to end their dispute with the company as another three-day strike got under way and caused yet more disruption. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union walked out at midnight in their long-running dispute over proposed changes to the role of conductors. A last-minute legal challenge failed to prevent the latest action. Southern said services on Tuesday had been significantly affected by the strike but claimed it would run around 61% of its normal timetable.
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