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Travel to College – Industrial Action Will Affect Rail Services (6-11 May 2024)  

1 May 2024

Another round of industrial action has been called by the ASLEF union, which will affect a number of local rail services, including Southern and Gatwick Express, in May. 

Strike action will be taking place on these services on Tuesday 7 May, which means there will be few or no train services on this day. The days surrounding strike action are also likely to impacted. 
 
An overtime ban is also in place on services from Monday 6 May (a Bank Holiday) until Saturday 11 May, which will see an amended timetable in place.  
 
Unfortunately, this means students and staff who use the rail network will once again experience disrupted and cancelled services throughout the week – including on non-strike days.  
 
The college will be open and operating as usual during this time. If you are due to be in college, we would ask that you try to make alternative arrangements to attend.  
 
If you are unable to get to college on these days due to the industrial action on the rail services, please make sure you speak to your course tutor and pastoral support tutor ahead of the planned strike action to make alternative arrangements. 
 
Exam Information 
Some students may be due to sit exams or assessments this week. 
 
You are still expected to attend and we do recommend allowing extra time for your journeys. If you have any concerns or specific challenges for your travel to college for exams or assessments, please contact the college as soon as possible.  
 
Travel information For more information, visit Southern Railway’s website:  
https://www.southernrailway.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/industrial-action  
 
For live running times, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk 
 
Please be aware this situation is ever-changing, and we recommend checking the above sites regularly for updates.