Train strike suspended

Train at station


Further to this mornings email, I’m delighted the strike has been called off and I would like to thank the RMT for listening to my entreaties and to those of others.

I will now be contacting the chief executive of Southern to ensure that services into Eastbourne are programmed as a priority so that as many visitors can get into the town by rail for Airbourne, the biggest event in our calendar.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the dispute is over, but it is a positive move by the union.

Updates on specific scheduling will be available from Southern’s website on