Another bout of strike action has begun today meaning there will be disruption to trains across Sussex. 

Today, workers from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will strike in the long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.

The union's 20,000 members in 14 train operators, including Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, will walk out today, August 26, and again on September 2.

The union said it had been left with “little choice” but to take further action as it had seen no improved or revised offer from the rail delivery group.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “The mood among our members remains solid and determined in our national dispute over pay, job security and working conditions."

In Sussex, there will be significant disruption to some lines and most will have later start times and will finish earlier than usual. 

There will be fewer trains than normal on the route between Uckfield and Oxted, and trains between East Grinstead and Oxted may run with fewer coaches than usual.

The first train planned to depart Uckfield to Oxted is the 11.34am service.

A spokesman for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the operator in charge of Southern services: "There will also be gaps in the service throughout the day, some of them up to 3 hours so please check journey planner here to ensure the train you want is running.

"Trains between Uckfield and East Grinstead and Oxted are likely to be much busier than usual, so you may have to complete part of your journey using local bus services."

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