Rail passengers are being warned of fresh disruption to services because of strikes and an overtime ban by train drivers in a long-running pay dispute.

Members of Aslef at 16 train operators will stage three one-day strikes across different train operating companies between April 5 and 8.

Passengers for the Brighton main line to London and across Sussex will be affected on Monday, April 8, when Aslef members at Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express walk out.

There is also an overtime ban from Thursday, April 4, to Saturday, April 6, and from Monday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 9, which may lead to short-notice cancellations.

Govia Thameslink Railway, the operator in charge of Southern and Thameslink services, said there will be no trains running across the vast majority of its network on April 8.

There will be no Southern services running, except for a limited shuttle service running non-stop between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only. 

There will be no Thameslink services running, except for a limited shuttle service calling at Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras and another limited non-stop shuttle service between London Kings Cross and Cambridge.