Strike action next week on Southeastern

Strike action is due to take place on our network on the following days:

  • Wednesday 31 May – ASLEF
  • Friday 2 June – RMT
  • Saturday 3 June – ASLEF

In addition, the the ASLEF union will be implementing an overtime ban on  1 June.

No services on Wednesday 31 May and Saturday 3 June

  • Services will not be running on these dates. For alternative transport options visit traveline.
  • There are no Thameslink or Southern services running either. Please visit their websites for more information.

Limited service on Friday 2 June

  • There will be a limited service running on our network and some routes will be closed. Please check before you travel.
  • If you are travelling expect some disruption, plan ahead and check your entire journey.
  • Trains that are running will be busier and are likely to start later and finish earlier.
  • You may be unable to board trains at stations where a limited service is running, especially on the first few trains in the morning. Queuing systems are in place at some stations to ensure that trains have enough room onboard for customers to join all along the route. This is continually under review.
  • Only 58 out of 180 stations will be open. No replacement buses will serve stations that are closed. For alternative transport options visit traveline
  • Online timetables for Friday 2 June will be updated in journey planners this weekend.

Strike action cancelled at short notice may still cause disruption

If the strike action is cancelled at short notice we may not be able to switch back to our normal timetable immediately. Rail services are built in complex, interrelated IT systems covering fleet, crew schedules and rosters, and so it takes some time to get everything back to normal.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience the strike action will cause you.

If previous strike action has affected your travel plans then please visit our strike refund page for more information.You can keep up-to-date here where we’ll post the latest information, follow us on Twitter, or you can sign up to receive service updates on the planned strike action.

Overtime ban on 1 June

Southeastern will be running a full service during the overtime ban, however there still may be disruption and short notice cancellations.

GTR will be running an amended service in place for the overtime ban period.

Further information on ticketing, refunds and other FAQ

For information on ticketing validity, refunds and other information please click here.