D A Stocks
2017-01-20 12:12:20 UTC
"Southern says it is restoring its full service from Tuesday following news
that the Aslef union has suspended its industrial action pending talks
hailed yesterday as "an important and significant development".
"Aslef has called off the three strikes next week, and also its ban on
drivers working overtime, which was severely disrupting services on
non-strike days, pending talks which are due to start this morning."
... article continues.
They seemed to be celebrating last night by running a fairly complete (and
on time) service in the evening peak. I travelled on an extra service that
departed Victoria at 1844 to Brighton. According to Realtime Trains this was
operated by Gatwick Express, formed with 2 x Class 455, which is a bit rare
for a main line service to Brighton. When we got to Brighton there was a
Class 422 set waiting on another platform - I thought these had all been
'replaced' with 487s now?