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Southern Rail strikes: everything you need to know

Southern Rail strikes: everything you need to know

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LATEST UPDATE: “Customers are advised that stations will be incredibly busy” From tomorrow onwards, there will be several reductions on Southern Rail services, as well as those on London underground and overground which are expected to be busier due to the strike. From 13-16 December, passengers will experience "no Southern Rail service" and were told to expect decreased train services on the Circle and Hammersmith, City, and Piccadilly lines.  The company has advised passengers to avoid travelling at peak times and pan journeys in advanced. During the first three days of the strikes, passengers have experienced massive and according to BBC report, only 50% of the Southern services were available for service. Southern has reported that the former planned date for the strike on

Piccadilly Tube drivers set to walk out on strike

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Hundreds of Piccadilly line drivers will stage a 24 hour walk out, over a "breakdown in industrial relations", according to the RMT union. Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) members will begin the first of three 24 hour strikes on Wednesday 9PM. The walk out will mean that there will be no service on one of the busiest lines on London's Tube network all day Thursday. An estimated 600,000 passengers use the London Underground line daily, due to being the only Tube line to Heathrow. Transport for London (TfL) have advised for "customers travelling between Heathrow airport and central London, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will be available to and from London Paddington station." The RMT union have said there are several issues which have led for strike a
Sexual harassment on tube set to become election issue?

Sexual harassment on tube set to become election issue?

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Reports of sexual harassments on London transport has increased by 40 per cent in the last year. This is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in London’s mayoral election in May. The man in the opposite seat stared at her. He then asked her to sit next to him. He continued to talk to her and she was ignoring him. She knew she had to pass him to leave the crowded train, but she had no choice. When she passed him, she felt a slap on her bottom. Most women have experienced sexual harassment like that described above. “I don’t take the tube anymore, or at least I try to avoid it,” the girl still in her teenage years admits. More analogous episodes are happening daily on crowded London transport. What will London’s upcoming Mayoral candidates do to solve this problem? Vic