Southeastern rail strike: What services will run

Southeastern drivers are set to take further strike action next week as a dispute with government over pay and conditions continues.

A driver’s strike has been called by ASLEF on Tuesday 7th May and they’ll be no service at all along the Woolwich line.

In the past a service ran every 30 minutes during the day but recently this has ceased and they’ll again be none this coming Tuesday according to Southeastern’s journey planner and map.

Thameslink at Abbey Wood. Neither they or Southeastern will likely run

However Realtimetrains do list a service every 30 minutes. Perhaps best to check on the day

There’s also no Thameslink trains along the line. Elizabeth line and DLR services will be running.

DLR services from Greenwich will be running

Southeastern do plan a service every 30 minutes on both the Sidcup and Eltham lines. The last train will depart London Bridge heading out of London around 7pm.

Trains are also running every 30 minutes to Orpington and on High Speed 1 services from St Pancras and Ashford. No services will run to Victoria station.

Talks between ASLEF and the Rail Delivery Group broke down. The RDG is limited in what it can actually do given the Department for Transport actually call the shots.

Just a small example of dozens of stations again short-staffed today at time of writing

Much like the proposal to close ticket offices nationwide was officially via the Rail Delivery Group – but in reality was in effect ordered by the Department for Transport who also ordered rail company’s to halt hiring ticket office staff.

It’s the DfT that ordered cuts to services including on Southeastern plus overseen those severe staff shortages at stations. Despite ticket office closures officially being dropped, we’ve still seen issues of staff shortages widely.

Today issues are seen at 73 stations with many being a lack of staff. In recent weeks it’s risen above 100 station seeing issues on a given day across Southeastern’s network.


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