Southern Row To Go To Supreme Court

12 January 2017, 11:28

Southern Rail

The company which owns Southern Rail says it will take a legal bid to the Supreme Court to try to stop unions staging a series of strikes on the network.

Govia Thameslink Railway GTR lost a court case and an appeal last year.

A statement said: "GTR is determined to protect its passengers and its business from unlawful industrial action. 

"GTR is therefore prepared to continue its legal claim to the Supreme Court, as it believes that it has an arguable case that the industrial action is unlawful under EU law.''

Last month, the High Court rejected an argument from GTR that industrial action would breach customers' rights.

Aslef described last month's legal action as a waste of taxpayers', shareholders' and passengers' money.

It comes as disruption continues on the network today (Thursday) because of an overtime ban by drivers. Another full walkout is planned for tomorrow, with more strikes also set to take place before the end of the month.

Southern is advising people to check before they travel.