Rail workers have begun a five-day walkout in protest of plans to introduce 'driver-only' operated trains.
Southern Railway staff are expected to strike from Monday (August 8) until Friday (August 12), after the RMT union and operator Govia-Thameslink Railway failed to reach an agreement.
The row is over keeping a guard on train services along with a driver, rather than becoming driver-only operated.
The strike action will affect west Londoners as a number of routes across the Southern network will operate no service or a reduced service.
Trains to and from London Victoria will operate a reduced service and are expected to be very busy.
Passengers travelling on these routes are advised to allow longer for their journey and where possible avoid travelling during peak times.
There will be no Southern trains operating from Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia and Willesden Junction, however services by other rail providers such as the London Overground will run normally but are expected to be extremely crowded.
Southern tickets can be used on other trains operated by Thameslink and Gatwick Express on the strike days.
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Other operators accepting Southern tickets
Tickets routed Kensington Olympia or Southern Only between:
- London Euston and Milton Keynes Central
Tickets between:- West Croydon / Crystal Palace and New Cross Gate / Canada Water
- London Euston and Watford Junction
- Peckham Rye and Canada Water
- Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
South West Trains
Tickets routed 'Southern only' can be used between:
- Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
- Dorking and London via Wimbledon
Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)
- Hastings and London via Tonbridge
- Ashford International and London
- Birkbeck to London Terminals Season tickets will be accepted on Southeastern trains to/from Elmers End.
- Southern tickets can be used on Thameslink services. Customers with tickets for Milton Keynes route services can also use these on the Bedford route for equivalent journeys.
The acceptance of rail tickets across the whole Tramlink network