Southern Rail is still running its services based on the strike timetable

Caitlin Morrison
Follow Caitlin
Beleaguered Southern Rail Users Face More Misery As Five Day Strike Begins
Southern Rail users may still face long waits today, despite the strike being called off (Source: Getty)

Commuters may have breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, when the Southern Rail strike was called off - but it actually hasn't made much of a difference to service today.

The rail company said this morning that it is still running services based on its strike timetable.

Southern said it hope to add trains on additional routes later in the day, and may operate later than usual.

Meanwhile, passengers hoping to take refuge in the (relative) comfort of first class will be disappointed - the rail firm has 'declassified' carriages across all its services today.

Southern had planned to strike all week, with industrial action kicking off on Monday. However, yesterday the Acas union said the strike had been called off to allow for fresh negotiations to take place.

Related articles