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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 11 October

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All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from us

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll have updates on the #Southernstrike on our Sussex and Kent live pages throughout tomorrow.

    Remember you can send us your comments on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.    

  2. More frustration from passengers

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    There have been reports of extremely crowded platforms at some stations as passengers attempt to get to their destinations.

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    Video caption: Southern strike latest
  3. Southern strike: Who's to blame?

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The long-running dispute between Southern and the RMT union has been causing disruption for months - but who's to blame?

    We asked these commuters in East Croydon.

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    Video caption: Southern East Croydon
  4. Southern: 'We've always been ready to talk'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern Rail's passenger services director, Alex Foulds, has been speaking to BBC Sussex about the company's offer of fresh talks with the RMT.

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    Video caption: Southern speaks to BBC Sussex
  5. The Girl on the Southern Train

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Staff at the Connaught Cinema in Worthing have been amusing themselves during the Southern strike by making this spoof movie trailer for "The Girl On the Southern Train", starring Emily Blunt.

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    Video caption: Girl on the Southern Train spoof trailer
  6. How are newspapers covering the strike?

    The Argus: Southern boss clears diary for fresh RMT dispute talks.

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne conductors speak out about Southern rail strike.

    Sussex Express: Southern calls for talks to end dispute with RMT union.

    Pile of newspapers
  7. 'Passengers are fed up'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Today's Southern strike is the beginning of 14 days of planned industrial action before Christmas. 

    Passenger groups are incensed by the protracted dispute. 

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    Video caption: Southern Smith
  8. RMT Union: 'This is a golden opportunity to make a breakthrough'

    The RMT union has welcomed Southern Rail's offer of fresh talks.

    Mick Cash
    Quote Message: RMT is pleased that GTR have responded positively to the union call for talks earlier today after Charles Horton told the BBC he was prepared to guarantee a second member of staff on every current Southern service with a conductor on board. That gives us scope to move on and to discuss the detail of the role of that guaranteed second person and to move towards a negotiated settlement to this dispute. This is a golden opportunity to make a breakthrough and RMT will be at the talks tomorrow." from Mick Cash General Secretary, RMT Union
    Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT Union
  9. The disruption has been compounded by over running engineering works

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    “Oh God, yes.”

    Southern’s Angie Doll didn’t dodge the question when BBC Sussex’s Neil Pringle asked if she was embarrassed to hear the trials and tribulations of commuters on the first day of yet another RMT strike.

    Mick Lynch from the RMT said he was “sorry” for the disruption faced by commuters.  

    Southern train

    And that disruption was compounded by overrunning engineering works this morning.  

    37,000 people commute out of Brighton – that’s a quarter of the city’s workforce. 

    Brighton picket line

    Weeks of further strikes on the Southern network will certainly annoy them. But more importantly – it threatens their jobs. 

    What will that do to Brighton’s wider economy?  

    Brighton commuters
  10. 'It's a massive incovenience and a bit of a joke'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's the view of commuters at Redhill Station.      

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    Video caption: Redhill vox
  11. Southern: 'It's not on and it needs to stop'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Commuters at Horsham station in West Sussex have been giving us their thoughts on the latest strike action.

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    Video caption: Southern strike: vox of passengers at Horsham
  12. BreakingOffer of fresh talks

    Southern's chief executive Charles Horton has offered to meet the RMT tomorrow for talks to end the dispute over the role of conductors.

  13. Southern Rail commuters - they're not happy

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We spoke to rail passengers at Uckfield station in East Sussex last night.

    They say the strike action is having a huge impact on their lives.

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    Video caption: Southern strike: vox of passengers at Uckfield
  14. Dates for your diary

    As the latest strike by members of the RMT union gets underway on the Southern Rail network, here's a look at the other planned industrial action.

    It includes Bonfire night - which could affect the famous Lewes Bonfire celebrations.

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    Video caption: Southern strike dates
  15. It's the first of 14 planned strike days before Christmas

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    So what's the strike all about? And how will it affect you?   

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    Video caption: Southern GFX 2
  16. The commute home begins...

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    As the commute home gets underway we're back this afternoon with more live coverage of the #Southernstrike.

    Have you been affected?

    We'd love to hear your stories - you can tweet, get in touch on Facebook or send us an email.   

  17. We'll be back later

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Now that the morning rush is over we're going to sign off for a few hours.

    We'll be back at 16:30 BST to report on how the strike affects commuters on the way home.

  18. The disruption has been compounded by over running engineering works

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    “Oh god, yes.”

     Southern’s Angie Doll didn’t fudge when BBC Sussex’s Neil Pringle asked if she was embarrassed to hear the trials and tribulations of commuters on the first day of yet another RMT strike.

    Mick Lynch from the RMT said he was “sorry” for the disruption faced by commuters.  

    Southern train

     And that disruption was compounded by overrunning engineering works this morning.  

    37,000 commute out of Brighton – that’s a quarter of the city’s workforce. 

    Picket line in Brighton

    Weeks of further strikes on the Southern network will certainly annoy them. But more importantly – it threatens their jobs. 

    What will that do to Brighton’s wider economy?  

    Brighton Station