Trains – strike action – information

Limited service on strike days

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

  • Thursday 20 July – RMT
  • Saturday 22 July – RMT
  • Saturday 29 July – RMT

Travel advice

  • There will be a limited service running on our network. Some routes will be closed and there are no replacement buses. Please check before you travel.
  • If you are travelling, expect some disruption, plan ahead and check your entire journey.
  • Trains that are running may 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 our 180 stations will be open. For alternative transport options please visit traveline.

A service availability map for 20, 22 & 29 July is attached to this newsletter below.

Journey planners are scheduled to be updated as follows:

  • On Thursday 13 July timetables should be updated for Thursday 20 July.
  • On Friday 14 July timetables should be updated for Saturday 22 July.
  • On Friday 21 July timetables should be updated for Saturday 29 July.

There is also strike action on Transport for London (TfL) services between 23 – 28 July, please check the TfL website for more details.

Travel advice Friday 21 July

  • After the strike action on Thursday 20 July our services will start from 06.00 on Friday 21 July
  • Online journey planners are up to date and timetable links will be available on our website shortly.

ASLEF Overtime Ban

The ASLEF union has an overtime ban between  between 17 – 22 July. We expect to run our full service during this time.

Some Thameslink and Southern services from our stations will be altered during the overtime ban, so please check their websites for more details

Engineering work at end of July

Over the weekend of 29 and 30 July planned engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross, London Bridge, and the New Cross area. More details can be found on our planned engineering work page.

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.

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

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.

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

Service Level Graphic July V3