New Three Day Strike Underway on Southern Rail

No service on West London line through Hammersmith and Fulham

A new three day strike is underway on Southern Rail services by members of the RMT union, with no train services on the West London line.

The West London line runs through Hammersmith and Fulham stations Shepherd's Bush, Kensington Olympia, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf and some Southern trains, running from Milton Keynes Central to Clapham Junction serve this line alongside the more numerous Overground trains.

During the summer, this service was cancelled altogether but recently a limited peak hour service has been reinstated, with two trains running in each direction during the morning rush hour and two more in each direction during the afternoon rush hour.

Now, with no trains at all until Thursday, passengers on the line are warned that Overground trains may be even busier than normal.

Southern tickets are being accepted on the underground and by London Overground and London Midland.

The walkout is due to a continuing dispute between the uion and Southern's parent company Govia Thameslink over planned changes to the role of conductors on trains. The company plans to make drivers responsible for closing doors – something that already happens on many services across the country.

This strike is the latest in a series of walkouts by RMT conductors and four more three day strikes have been scheduled over the next two months.

October 12, 2016