Gatwick warns of disruption ahead of latest Southern strike

Gatwick warns of disruption ahead of latest Southern strike

Gatwick is preparing for the latest bout of strike action at Southern Rail, warning passengers to expect significant disruption over the coming days.

On December 13th, 14th and 16th, there will be no Southern trains and reduced Gatwick Express services.

“Please plan your journey in advance and allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport.

“You may want to consider alternatives methods of transport,” the airport said in a statement.

Thameslink trains, which run on the same line, are not expected to be affected by the strike.

However, Gatwick warned they will be extremely busy from this evening onwards.

The latest strikes are part of a long-running dispute between Southern management and unions over plans to run trains with only drivers on board.

However, this is the first time Southern drivers have walked out.