Southern to restore full timetable by the end of October

From Brighton & Hove News

Train company Southern said that it would restore its full timetable by the end of the month.

But some Gatwick Express services up and down the Brighton mainline will be cut until December because of leaves on the line.

And the train journey times will be up to three minutes longer in the timetable to try to give more certainty to passengers, Southern said.

The pledge to restore services fully comes almost four months after the company cut 341 services as it wrestled with staff shortages, high rates of sickness and a long-running industrial dispute.

The dispute, with guards belonging to the RMT union, continues. Three more strikes are planned before Christmas.

Southern said that trains to, from and through Hove are among 34 West Coastway services due to be restored net Monday (24 October).

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