Widespread disruption is predicted across East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, London and Kent, due to ‘the longest rail strike since 1968’.
Having started at midnight, the strike follows a ‘bitter dispute’ between parent rail firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) and the RMT union over the role of conductors.
Hundred of trains have been cancelled with reports stating Southern Rail will run ‘60 per cent of its services’ during the five-day walkout.
No trains are running between:
Havant - Chichester
Horsham - Dorking
Redhill - Tonbridge
Haywards Heath - Seaford (buses between Lewes and Seaford)
Oxted - Uckfield
Preston Park - Hove
Eastbourne - Ashford International via Hastings (peak hours buses between Hastings and Ashford International)
Tulse Hill - West Norwood
Other lines are running between 07:30 and 18:00 only:
Chichester - Three Bridges
London Victoria - Three Bridges
Brighton - Eastbourne
London Bridge - East Grinstead
Brighton - Littlehampton/Bognor Regis