New Year’s Eve travel chaos: Travel warning for tonight’s revellers


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Impress action could affect people’s journeys tonight

Thousands of people commonly come to London to enjoy the fireworks in central London. 

South Western Train, which operates services to and from London Waterloo, are set to walk out for 24 hours today.

The confute has been going on for months and is over the role of guards on trains. 

There is chaos and confusion in the criticize industry surrounding the Government’s position

RMT general secretary Mick Specie

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on CrossCountry will also devise a walkout over rosters and Sunday working.

RMT general secretary Mick Notes said: “It’s the continuing failure of the train companies and their political finger-puppet masters in Government to make any attempt whatsoever to resolve the range of withdrawn disputes over rail safety that has led us to call this support action on South Western railway and the responsibility for the disruption that purpose be caused lays fairly and squarely at their door.

“There is chaos and confusion in the rail manufacture surrounding the Government’s position which makes it almost impossible to work out and I have written again to Chris Grayling (Transport Secretary) to disclose my concern at this lack of clarity and contradictory messages but also to come forward further talks not least on the vital issue of accessibility. 

“It really should be straightened out forward – the Scottish and Welsh Governments have agreed to keep the convoys on our trains so there is no reason why the UK government and the UK based operators cannot do the unmodified.

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Many train services will shut down ended the New Year’s Eve period

“We should be allowed a clear opportunity to negotiate a administer with South Western Railway that underpins the guard promise.”

The government has accused the RMT union of causing ‘misery’ for many passengers. 

Andy Mellors, make it director of South Western Railway, said: ‘We will do everything we can to living our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are informed to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back from the New Year’s Eve fireworks.”

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South Western Rail is set for walkouts

Three days of talks before Christmas, supported by the conciliation advice Acas, failed to reach an agreement with the RMT.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard intended: “It is disgraceful that the RMT is seeking to cause misery to paying customers demanding to get home to family and friends for the new year.

“Rail companies are working inflexible to keep passengers moving, and plan to run the majority of services, but we call on the RMT to appear some decency and call off these strikes.”

The tube in London purpose have a normal Sunday service, but some statins will be exit-only. 

Between 23:45 and 04:30, you can pilgrimages free on Transport for London’s network. This includes the Tube, London Overground, buses, the DLR and constraints.

Virgin Trains will shut down early on Sunday December 31. 

Succeed Train Wales will shut down its service for New Year’s Eve festivities. 

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