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  1. Southern strike: Tuesday 26 April

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner

All times stated are UK

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  1. Disruption to continue tomorrow

    Stuart Maisner

    Widespread disruption is expected to continue throughout tomorrow morning's rush hour - with the strike due to finish at 11:00 BST. We'll have updates here from 06:30 BST. From the team here have a very good evening and a safe journey home.   

    Brighton Station
    Image caption: Brighton Station
  2. Assessment of the strike

    Stuart Maisner

    As day one of the strike approaches an end our reporter Piers Hopkirk assesses what's brought about the situation and what the chances are of a speedy resolution.   

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    Video caption: Reporter Piers Hopkirk assesses the Southern strike
  3. London Victoria 'much quieter than usual'

    This was the scene at London Victoria a short time ago.

    BBC South East Today reporter Ian Palmer says the station isn't as busy as normal.

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    Video caption: London Victoria
  4. Picket line outside Brighton Station

    This is the scene at the station this evening.

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    Video caption: Picket outside Brighton Station
  5. Get Involved

    Your views on the Southern strike

    Stuart Maisner

    All day you've been sending us your views on the strike.

    Email us at

    Passengers on Southern train
    Image caption: Passengers on Southern train
  6. Passengers give their views on the strike

    We spoke to these people at Three Bridges station to see how today's action has affected them. 

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    Video caption: Passengers at Three Bridges station
  7. You've been having your say on social media

    Chris Bigness: 'Selfish action by the union and drivers.'

    Graham Thom: 'I completely support the strike.'

    Martin Lee: ‘Strikes just hit customers and cause problems for people.’

  8. BBC Sussex's Sarah Gorrell is discussing the strike on her Drivetime show

    She'll be talking to Dyan Crowther from Govia, which runs Southern Railway, Roger Keyworth from the West Sussex Rail Users Association and she'll also be hearing from the RMT union.

    You can listen to her show here.

    Sarah Gorrell
    Image caption: Sarah Gorrell will be discussing the Southern strike
  9. Latest from Southern

    Stuart Maisner

    Southern now says there's minor disruption on the Brighton Mainline. It says it's offering a good service on Gatwick Express and part closure on the rest of its lines.

    Image caption: Passengers on a Southern train
  10. Latest from RMT union

    Stuart Maisner

    Here's the latest from Mick Cash from the RMT union on why his members are striking.

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    Video caption: RMT union's Mick Cash
  11. Southern Trains plan to run 60% of services

    Tom Edwards

    Transport Correspondent, BBC London

    Southern Trains says it is planning to run 60% of services today as strike action gets underway.

    Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union walked out from 11:00 BST for 24 hours.

    In a message to passengers, Southern said: "You may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee to get you to your destination."  

  12. Post update

    Latest from Southern

    Stuart Maisner

    Southern is reporting a good service on the Brighton Mainline and Gatwick Express. But it says there's partial closures on the rest of its lines. 

    Image caption: Southern train driver
  13. Standing room only on Gatwick Express train

    There was standing room only on this Gatwick Express train this morning as it headed to London Victoria.

    It was filmed by BBC South East reporter Mark Sanders.

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    Video caption: Gatwick Express train
  14. Keeping you updated throughout the evening rush-hour

    Stuart Maisner

    Stuart taking over now, keeping you updated until 21:00 BST with all the latest from the Southern rail strike. 

    Remember you can get in touch via twitter, just make sure you use the #southernstrike, or drop us an email

    You can also head to our Facebook page and leave us a comment there.

  15. That's it from me

    Claire Cottingham

    But Lee Gibbs and Stuart Maisner will keep you updated throughout the afternoon with all the latest from the Southern rail strike. 

    Keep your comments coming in - you can get in touch via twitter, just make sure you use the #southernstrike, or drop us an email

    You can also head to our Facebook page and leave us a comment there.

  16. "We employ absolute legends"

    Adam B sent this message to Southern rail via Twitter.

  17. Less than 22 hours to go...

    We're just over two hours into the Southern rail strike, which appears to be have affected quite a lot of you today.

    You can keep up to date with the latest on the roads, and more importantly the rails, on our travel page. 

    Plan ahead though, as the strike is due to end tomorrow at 11:00 BST. 

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  18. 'Driver-only operation is a safe method of operation'

    The chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Southern, says driver-only operation is safe.

    Dyan Crowther spoke out after the RMT union claimed there was "rock-solid" support from members and the dispute was about safety.

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    Video caption: The Chief Operating Officer of Govia reacts to today's strike
  19. 'We need trains to be safe'

    Keep your thoughts coming in on Twitter using #SouthernStrike. How has your journey been affected today?

    You can tweet, email or drop us a comment on our Facebook page. 

    Here's what you've been saying already.

  20. Strike to 'significantly affect' Southern services on Wednesday