Rail passengers are facing travel chaos as striking train drivers bring the Southern network to a halt. Members of the Aslef union walked out for 48 hours at midnight. A further 24-hour strike is set for Friday. Around 300,000 passengers usually travel on 2,242 Southern services every weekday, but they have been told there will be no trains on any route. Southern warned people not to travel, and the transport secretary dubbed the strike a 'deliberate act of militancy'.
Rail passengers endure travel chaos as striking train drivers bring the Southern network to a halt.