Southern rail strike enters second day as Acas talks start [BBC News]

Date: 14/12/2016

Southern rail passengers are facing a second day of strike travel chaos amid hopes of a resolution to the dispute over who should operate train doors. Talks will be held between the rail firm and the RMT and Aslef unions later at the conciliation service, Acas. The rail company said no Southern trains would operate on Wednesday and advised passengers not to travel. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the government should stop 'playing party politics' and 'get a grip'. On Tuesday, the government said it may consider banning strikes on the railways.

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Talks aimed at ending strikes on Southern rail see some progress but a planned strike will still go ahead on Friday, Aslef says.