As ASELF workers are set to strike tomorrow, travel across south east London will be interrupted.

On Wednesday, December 6, there will be no service on any Southeastern trains.

Southeastern Railway has said that it is unable to provide rail replacement buses.

From Friday, December 1 through to Saturday, December 9 ASLEF has put in place an overtime ban, but a full service is still expected to run on these days – with the exception of Wednesday, December 6.

If strike action is cancelled at short notice, Southeastern may not be able to return to a normal timetable straight away.

Southeastern Railway asks that passengers check before they travel and they have apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers throughout the strike period.

A Southeastern spokesperson said: “A rolling programme of strike action by ASLEF at other train operators, which will affect their services, is also taking place on the following dates:

  • Saturday 2 December – East Midlands Railway and LNER
  • Sunday 3 December – Avanti West Coast, Chiltern, Great Northern, Thameslink and West Midlands Railway
  • Tuesday 5 December – C2C and Greater Anglia
  • Wednesday 6 December – Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, SWR main line, SWR depot drivers and Island Line
  • Thursday 7 December – Cross Country and GWR
  • Friday 8 December – Northern and TransPennine Express

“ASLEF also has an overtime ban for the following dates, but we expect to run a full service during this time, except for Wednesday 6 December:

  • Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December

“Due to engineering work that is taking place between 2 – 8 December there are some changes to our services, please check our planned engineering work page for more details.

“If the strike action is cancelled at short notice, we may not be able to switch back to our normal timetable immediately. Rail services are built in complex, interrelated IT systems covering fleet, crew schedules and rosters, and so it takes some time to get everything back to normal.

“Please check your entire journey before you travel and we are very sorry for any inconvenience the strike action will cause you.

“If previous strike action has affected your travel plans then please visit our strike refund page for more information.

“You can keep up-to-date here where we’ll post the latest inform or you can sign up to receive service updates on the planned strike action.

“Travel advice for Wednesday 6 December:

  • There will be no Southeastern services running on the rail network and we are unable to provide replacement buses. For alternative transport options visit traveline.
  • We will be running our normal timetable on Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 December, including in the early morning.
  • Journey planners for our timetable on Wednesday 6 December are up to date.”