Southern Railway to restore more services and says sorry for disruption


Southern Railway is to restore more train services next week and has issued a fresh apology to passengers for disruption caused by an industrial dispute and staff shortages.

The operator announced it will reinstate the full timetable from Tonbridge and Reigate to Redhill and London Victoria/London Bridge next Monday and restore the full service between Redhill and London.

Inner London and West London line services were reinstated last week and more services will be added in the coming weeks.

Alex Foulds, Southern's Passenger Services Director, said: "I want to apologise again to our passengers who have suffered ever since the RMT began their unnecessary action against our plans to improve customer service on board our trains.

"The temporary revised weekday timetable has been delivering a more consistent, reliable service.

"Now, as promised, we are steadily reintroducing trains and will continue to do so until the entire timetable is back in place."

A temporary timetable with a reduced service was introduced in July following a spate of strikes in a long running row over the role of conductors, and "unprecedented" levels of train crew sickness.