No trains are set to run across the entire Southeastern rail network tomorrow (Tuesday 30th January) due to strike action by drivers.
Members of ASLEF will walk out with no trains at all on Southeastern as well as Thameslink, Southern and South Western Railway.
ASLEF state: “Many of our members have now not had a single penny increase to their pay in half a decade, during which inflation soared and with it the cost of living. Train drivers didn’t even ask for an increase during the Covid-19 pandemic when they worked throughout as keyworkers, risking their lives to allow NHS and other workers to travel.”
The government recently passed a law on minimum service levels though this is not being applied.
Strike action is expected to see extremely bus services on the Elizabeth line and DLR. Government cuts to rail services means there’s no longer any loop line trains from the Sidcup line to connect with the Elizabeth line at Abbey Wood.
Southeastern state they may return but that’s dependent on government – which wholly own Southeastern – agreeing to fund.