A RAIL operator is running an extremely reduced service on the second official day of the rail strike.

It comes after little progress in talks between rail bosses and RMT union.

Southern Rail’s last trains will also be departing much earlier than usual.

From Brighton, the last train to Gatwick Airport is at 5.40pm, to Hove 6.09pm, London Bridge 4.54pm and London Victoria 5.40pm.

Commuters coming to Brighton from London Victoria need to get the 5.50pm, while from London Bridge it is the 5.35pm to Brighton.

The Argus: Brighton station on the first day of the strikeBrighton station on the first day of the strike

London Bridge to Gatwick Airport is the 6.05pm.

Southern are running two trains an hour from each location.

A Southern Rail spokesman said: Nationwide rail strikes have been called by the RMT union at Network Rail and by other train operators to take place on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday June 25.

“Although our colleagues are not on strike, this national action will severely affect all journeys on Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern between Tuesday June 21 and Sunday June 26. We’re really sorry if this affects your journey plans.

“Between Tuesday June 21 and Sunday June 26 inclusive, please only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary, and expect severe disruption. The railway will operate limited opening hours with services starting later and finishing much earlier than usual.

“On strike days, the last trains will finish late afternoon. Please check your first and last trains carefully, as there will be no alternative travel outside of these services.

“As this Industrial Action is affecting the whole country, we will be unable to provide alternatives such as replacement buses and ticket acceptance with other local rail and bus operators.

“We recognise that it will be very difficult to travel and our advice, regrettably, is to travel only if your journey is absolutely necessary.”

The Argus visited Brighton station on the first day of the strike.