Southern Rail

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Terrorism fears caused visitor numbers to drop in London last year

London tourism plunges on terrorism fears

London tourism plunges on terrorism fears

In 2016 one million fewer people visited the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum than in 2015

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Southern Rail impasse has now spread to the Northern and Merseyrail networks

The RMT strike explained: Why Southern, Northern and Merseyrail passengers face commuter hell

The RMT strike explained: Why passengers face commuter hell

This quick and easy video explains the issues at the heart of the crisis

The RMT insists a second safety-critical person is vital on trains

RMT strike: Boss Mick Cash insists 'this isn't just about the train doors'

RMT strike: Boss Mick Cash insists 'this isn't just about the train doors'

Cash says it's all about ensuring a second safety-critical person on trains

RMT members to walk out across several train networks as new strikes begin

RMT members to strike on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail networks

RMT members to strike on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail networks

Southern Rail, Mersey Rail, and Arriva Trains North are expected to be heavily disrupted on Monday

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Merseyrail confirm they are seeking an injunction to stop an upcoming strike by the RMT

Merseyrail confirm they are seeking injunction to stop upcoming RMT strike

Merseyrail confirm they're going for injunction to stop upcoming RMT strike

The company is trying to prevent a planned strike by members of the union in a row over driver-only trains

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief

Tosh McDonald spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the deal to end the driver-only train dispute which was rejected by union members on Thursday

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Govia Thameslink Railway invites RMT Union for talks next week

Southern Rail owner invites RMT Union for talks next week

Southern Rail owner invites RMT Union for talks next week

The parent company of Southern Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway, has invited the RMT Union for face to face talks next week in an attempt to settle their dispute

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Southern Rail employee stands at the entrance to a sealed-off platform during a recent strike

Southern Rail deal: RMT says it has no knowledge of any agreement

Southern Rail deal: RMT says it has no knowledge of any agreement

RMT spokesman asks 'what deal?' when asked to comment on the agreement by talkRADIO

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail to be announced today

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail confirmed by TUC

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail confirmed by TUC

Sources have told the Press Association the deal will be announced later today

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Southern Rail commuters launch court case against Government over crisis-hit network

Southern Rail commuters launch court bid against Government over crisis-hit network

Southern Rail commuters launch court bid against Government over network

Southern Rail and its operator Govia Thameslink Railway have been hit by heavy strike action over plans to bring in trains without conductors

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Southern Rail has witnessed repeated strikes over the past year

Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless - it won't solve anything, says rail journalist

'Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless'

Sim Harris says core issue underpinning recent wave of strikes would not be resolved with change of ownership

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RBI claims a number of options are being explored

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Rail Business Intelligence says Department for Transport could take direct control

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aslef called off next week's action on Tuesday

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Aslef had previously said it would cancel next week's action

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday

Aslef has promised to suspend the industrial action planned for next week

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Southern Rail employee stands on an empty platform during a recent strike

Southern Rail crisis: Aslef union offers to suspend strikes if Southern agrees to TUC mediation

Southern Rail union offers to suspend strikes if company agrees to TUC mediation

Aslef says it is willing to suspend industrial action after repeated walk-outs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Southern Rail crisis has brought misery to thousands of passengers

Southern Rail crisis: Now, finally, it's time to draw a line in the sand

Southern Rail crisis: Now, finally, it's time to draw a line in the sand

This mess has drained our time, our money, and our sanity. Enough is enough

Nine-year-old boy writes letter to Southern Rail, telling them he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late every night'

Nine-year-old writes to Southern Rail telling them he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late every night'

Boy tells Southern Rail he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late' from work

A nine-year-old boy has written to Southern Rail, to let them know that he is fed up of his parents' being inconvenienced by the rail strikes

The RMT assistant general secretary reckoned that hosting a talkRADIO show is harder than driving a train.   So James has taken up his challenge by inviting him in tonight (Tuesday) to ‘co-host’ the show and prove that it’s not as easy as it seems…

LISTEN RMT tube strike boss Steve Hedley promises to co-host talkRADIO in heated James Whale clash

LISTEN RMT tube strike boss Steve Hedley promises to co-host talkRADIO

Steve Hedley and our host majorly clashed in the aftermath of yesterday's (Monday) strike on the London Underground

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Aslef boss Mick Whelan regularly uses driver-only trains, despite campaigning against them

Southern Rail strike boss regularly uses driver-only trains, despite campaigning against them

Aslef boss Mick Whelan regularly uses driver-only trains

The Aslef general secretary regularly travels to work on trains where the doors are operated by train drivers, even though he has been campaigning against them

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Southern Rail announce more strikes for January

Southern Rail announce yet more strikes for January

Southern Rail announce yet more strikes for January

Southern Rail drivers will now strike for three days in mid-January, as well as for three days next week

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Department for Transport's inflexibility is the crux of the current standoff, says Tony Miles

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - and it isn't the network or unions

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - the Government

In his second article for talkRADIO, rail expert Tony Miles says the Department for Transport is the villain of this particular piece

London tube strikes: RMT's Steve Hedley admits 'I want to overthrow capitalism and put Jeremy Corbyn in power'

London tube strikes: RMT's Steve Hedley admits 'I want to overthrow capitalism and put Jeremy Corbyn in power'

Senior RMT figure admits he'd like to destroy capitalism and put Corbyn in power

Steve Hedley was speaking to talkRADIO after news of fresh strikes on the London underground

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Southern Rail has been decimated by strikes in recent months

Southern Rail savaged for 'bogus' malfunction claims by MP Nick Herbert

Southern Rail savaged for 'bogus' malfunction claims by MP Nick Herbert

Herbert says faulty camera claims are completely fabricated and aimed at bringing down the Government

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It's time to send in the troops to stop Southern Rail strikes, says Tory MP Bob Blackman

The army has to be brought in to stop Southern Rail strikes, says Tory MP

Bob Blackman says RMT and Aslef strikes have gone on far enough

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'It's time for a general election' - George Galloway blasts Tory government

Tory Government deserves to be booted out for Southern Rail shambles, says George Galloway

Tories deserve to be booted out for Southern shambles, says George Galloway

Our host called for a general election in response to the government's handling of the Southern Rail Strike

George Galloway believes there has to be a guard on the trains to guard against violent incidents

Berlin, Ankara terror attacks show Southern Rail unions are right, says George Galloway

Berlin, Ankara attacks show Southern Rail unions are right, says George Galloway

Galloway says it would be 'insane' to introduce driverless trains in the current climate

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Southern Rail Strike: Chris Grayling 'needs to roll up his sleeves and sort it out', says Christian Wolmar

'A minister with courage would end the Southern Rail mess' - Christian Wolmar calls out Chris Grayling

Southern Rail Strike: Chris Grayling 'needs to sort it out'

Christian Wolmar called on the Transport Secretary to thrash out a compromise between the RMT and Southern Rail

The Southern strikes have brought misery to thousands of people across London and the South East

Mick Cash says RMT would be open to 'Christmas truce' on Southern network

Mick Cash says RMT would be open to 'Christmas truce' on Southern network

Cash says his members are prepared to be reasonable - but Chris Grayling won't deal with them

'Staff on Southern Rail are striking because they're frightened about their future', says Ken Livingstone

Southern Rail crisis will end in Jeremy Corbyn triumph, says Ken Livingstone

Southern Rail crisis will end in Jeremy Corbyn triumph, says Ken Livingstone

Livingstone spoke to James Whale and Ash as RMT union members began a 48-hour strike on the Southern Rail network

'You're out of order' - James Whale lambasts Mick Cash over Southern Rail Strikes

James Whale hammers Mick Cash for 'using tragedy to further your own ends' in furious Southern Rail clash

'You're out of order' - James Whale lambasts Mick Cash over Southern Rail Strike

Train conductors began another two-day walkout this morning over the continuing dispute over guards' roles on trains

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin on the run up to Christmas

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin in run-up to Christmas

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin in run-up to Christmas

A wave of strikes are set to launch by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Southern train is seen passing through Battersea

Don't blame unions for Southern Rail crisis - opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Southern Rail crisis: opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Railway journalist Tony Miles explains what goes into operating train doors, and why it isn't a simple case of pushing a button or two

'It was not wise for Southern Rail to exclude us from talks', says RMT Union

RMT boss Mick Cash: Southern Rail showed contempt to passengers by barring us from crisis talks

RMT boss says it was 'unwise for Southern Rail to exclude us' from talks

Talks between Southern Rail and Aslef took place yesterday at ACAS conciliation service, however the RMT Union was not allowed to attend the meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

Talks taking place between Southern, RMT and Aslef to end prolonged period of strike action

Southern Rail Strike: 'If Chris Grayling puts in a law banning railway strike action, we'll break it', says RMT Assistant General Secretary

Southern Rail Strike: 'If Chris Grayling bans railway strike action, we'll break it', says RMT assistant

'If Chris Grayling puts in a law banning railway strike action, we'll break it'

Steve Hedley, the RMT's Assistant General Secretary, said the transport secretary can't 'enslave' him and his members

Southern Rail Strike: Nationalisation not the 'magic cure for dispute, says journalist

Southern Rail strike: Julia and rail journalist get angry with each other during nationalisation debate

Southern Rail Strike: Nationalisation 'won't solve' dispute, says journalist

Rail News editor Sim Harris believes the dispute between Southern and the rail unions isn't about nationalisation

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Southern Rail: 'We won't get British Rail back, but having one body in charge would be efficient', says Christian Wolmar

Southern Rail: Unions' safety concerns are genuine, says Christian Wolmar

Southern Rail: Unions' safety concerns are genuine, says Christian Wolmar

Rail author and politician also says 'we'll never return to days of British Rail'

Twitter flooded with anger as Southern Rail Strike continues

Twitter flooded with anger as Southern Rail Strike continues

Twitter flooded with anger as Southern Rail Strike continues

An estimated million people have been affected by the 48 hour walkout

'We want to put ourselves in a situation where we can provide less cancellations and less delays', says Southern Rail

Southern Rail director tells Julia staff sickness has soared since union dispute began

Southern Rail director claims staff sickness has soared during union dispute

Three days of strike action on Southern Rail have begun today, causing travel chaos for commuters

Southern Rail Strike:  'it's not just about pressing a button,' train driver boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike: 'There's a lot more buttons to press than people think,' drivers' union boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike 'not just about pressing a button,' says union boss

ASLEF Union president Tosh McDonald had a dispute with Julia Hartley-Brewer as striking train drivers bring Southern Rail to a halt in a 48-hour walkout

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Southern Rail train is seen in Battersea, London

George Galloway: Wealthy Southern Rail passengers are turning to Jeremy Corbyn to solve current crisis

George Galloway says Southern Rail is 'the worst franchise in history'

Galloway says 'gin n' jag golf club bores' who travel with Southern are coming round to Jeremy Corbyn's idea of rail privatisation

The Association of British Commuters plan a protest against Southern Rail on Thursday

Southern Rail commuters plan major protest on Thursday

Southern Rail commuters plan major protest on Thursday

Southern Rail and Govia passengers are planning a protest on Thursday against the disruption caused to transport services by the company and union strikes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

'Stop making the commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail chaos

'Stop making commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail chaos

'Stop making commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail

Members of the RMT Union have gone on strike today, meanwhile Aslef have banned all overtime on Southern Rail

Delays have blighted commuters across London and the South East

Julia asks Southern Trains deputy Alex Foulds 'why don't you sort this abysmal situation out?'

Julia asks Southern Trains deputy 'why don't you sort this mess out?'

Foulds said 'there's no point in people blaming each other' for the current crisis - after clamining the RMT union had rejected Southern's proposals

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Southern Rail services disrupted after train caught fire

Southern Rail disrupted again after train caught fire

Southern Rail disrupted again after train caught fire

Southern Rail have launched an investigation into the incident which happened at around 5am this morning

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Southern Rail: Advert campaign urging customers to contact RMT 'a mistake', says rail executive

Southern Rail: Advert campaign urging customers to contact RMT 'a mistake', says rail executive

Advert campaign urging customers to contact RMT 'a mistake', says rail executive

Last month, the company released an advert on Twitter urging customers to contact the RMT – to much controversy

Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

New dispute over disabled passenger safety breaks out between the RMT and Southern Rail

Southern Rail in new dispute with RMT over disabled passenger safety as crisis drags on

Southern Rail in new dispute with RMT over disabled passenger safety

The RMT revealed that 35 stations out of 156 on Southern routes are unstaffed, while 58

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Southern Rail 'wont make any compromises' in safety row, says RMT member

Southern Rail 'wont make any compromises' in safety row, says RMT spokesman

Southern Rail 'wont make any compromises' in safety row, says RMT spokesman

The union has announced fresh industrial action over the holiday period

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Southern Rail Strikes: Workers to stage fresh action in December over conductor roles

Southern Rail passengers face Christmas Eve chaos as union announces fresh strikes

Southern Rail Strikes: Workers to stage fresh strikes in December

There's been tension between the RMT and Southern Railways for a number of months over the role of conductors on trains

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Southern Rail commuters face Christmas misery with yet more strikes planned

Southern Rail commuters face Christmas misery with yet more strikes planned

RMT also announces timetable for strike ballot among almost 3,500 London Underground workers

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RMT union suspends strike planned for November, at request of the British Legion

RMT union suspends strike planned for November 3 at request of British Legion

RMT union suspends strike planned for November 3 at request of British Legion

The RMT union has suspended their strike, citing pressure from UK armed forces charity

Lawyers warn the government about health and safety risks on Southern Rail

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when government will terminate troubled franchise

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when troubled franchise will be terminated

The Association of British Commuters has raised serious concerns as the dispute drags on

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Trade unions are inappropriate for Britain and should have immunity from legal action removed', says leading journalist

Southern Rail crisis: 'Sorry Jeremy Corbyn but unions have no place in modern Britain'

'Sorry Jeremy Corbyn but unions have no place in modern Britain'

Journalist Leo McKinstry says trade unions and their 'radical ideology' are out of step with 21st century society

'The Department for Transport are calling the shots on Southern Rail', says Aslef

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says Aslef union

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says union

The Aslef union have announced their plan to ballot train drivers on industrial action, as strikes from the RMT union continue this week

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

RMT union workers are striking again this week over a dispute about the role of conductors, now the Aslef union has claimed it will ballot drivers on industrial action

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