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Southern Rail say they are stopping a number of services for the foreseeable future because of the higher than usual levels of sickness among their conductors
They company say ''We are experiencing much higher than usual levels of Conductor absence through sickness. This has meant that regrettably, we have had to cancel some of our services that require Conductors. The nature of the situation means that we only know what the levels of sickness are each day on the day, and have had to adjust the service accordingly. Cancelling trains on an ad-hoc basis like this doesn’t help you when you find out at very short notice that your train has been cancelled.
While we are still experiencing the sickness issue, we have decided to make things more predictable for you by pre-cancelling a small number of trains each day. We believe this will reduce the number of short-notice cancellations we have to make each day.
We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, but hope you understand this is being done to keep cancellations to a minimum in what is a very difficult time for us all.
The following trains will be cancelled each day while the current level of sickness continues:
06:27 Brighton to Southampton to be cancelled. (There is a 05.30 and 07.15 service either side)
07:30 Brighton to Southampton (There is a 07.15 and 08.33 service either side)
11:10 Brighton to Seaford
12:23 Brighton to West Worthing
12:40 Brighton to Seaford
14:10 Brighton to Seaford
14:13 Brighton to Hove
15:23 Brighton to Littlehampton
15:43 Brighton to Hove
16:13 Brighton to Hove
16:40 Brighton to Seaford
18:02 Brighton to Seaford
19:23 Brighton to Newhaven Harbour
19:43 Brighton to Hove
20:28 Brighton to Victoria (Passengers can travel on the 20.18 or 20.48 services to Victoria)
From London Victoria
23:17 Victoria to Worthing Cancelled (Passengers can travel on the 22.47 or the 00.05 from Victoria)
From Haywards Heath
22:36 Haywards Heath to Littlehampton (Passengers for Littlehampton should join the 23.06 and change at Ford)
14:25 Hove to Brighton
15:55 Hove to Brighton
16:26 Hove to Brighton
19:55 Hove to Brighton
From West Worthing
13:13 West Worthing to Brighton
16:22 Littlehampton to Portsmouth Harbour
From Portsmouth Harbour
17:29 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton
From Southampton Central
08:32 Southampton to Brighton
09:32 Southampton to Brighton
11:57 Seaford to Brighton
13:25 Seaford to Brighton
14:54 Seaford to Brighton
17:20 Seaford to Brighton
18:41 Seaford to Brighton
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