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Summary

  1. Southern rail and RMT to hold dispute talks on Friday
  2. Conductors' strike ended at 11:00 BST
  3. RMT union says support from members was "rock-solid"
  4. Southern ran a revised timetable with many services affected by the walk out
  5. Commuters expressed "frustration" at impact on journeys

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Clark Ainsworth

All times stated are UK

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  1. Southern rail conductors' strike ends

    Claire Cottingham

    That's it from me today. The 24-hour conductors' strike has come to an end. 

    But disruption is expected to continue throughout the day so make sure you keep your tweets, emails and Facebook messages coming in. 

    There will be more on this story on BBC South East Today at 18:30 BST with Rob Smith and Polly Evans. 

  2. "Your staff are unhappy, your customers are unhappy"

    Claire Cottingham

    It's been a frustrating morning for many commuters across the South East as the Southern rail 24-hour conductors' strike entered its final hours.

    Here's what some of you had to say on twitter.

  3. Commuter tales: 'You can not take two days off work'

    Commuter Paul Barker,of Rye, told BBC Sussex how the conductors' strike affected his daily commute to London.

    He said he worked from home on Tuesday but went to Robertsbridge to catch a Southeastern service on Wednesday.

    "You can not take two days off at work but it was standing room only from Frant," he added.

  4. Compensation for strike days

    As the 24-hour strike draws to a close, Southern rail have released details of how passengers affected by the action can claim compensation.

    Compensation details from Southern rail
  5. Striking Southern rail conductors 'solid and united'

    RMT general secretary Mick Cash says union members are standing firm as the strike over changes to the role of Southern rail conductors enters its final stages.

     "Our guards members on Southern are solid and united on the second day of action and the union welcomes the support from the travelling public as they recognise that this dispute is about defending safety critical jobs and services against the drive for cash-driven cuts that would see those services hacked to ribbons.   

    Sign warning of disruption to services at Three Bridges

    "All of those cuts plans are driven by one factor and that is the over-arching demand from Southern to max up their financial returns."

    Operator Govia Thameslink Railway says there will be no job losses or cuts in salary and the changes will make staff more visible.  

  6. Southern remind passengers to plan journeys

    An amended timetable is in place today because of the walk out by conductors.

    Southern rail tweeted a picture of their strike route map to remind people to check ahead before travelling. 

    The industrial action is due to end at 11:00 BST but Southern have warned of disruption to services until 18:30 BST.

    Amended timetable from Southern rail
  7. Brighton station passenger 'frustration' at Southern rail strike

    Claire Cottingham

    The 24-hour-strike by Southern rail conductors is due to end at 11:00 BST - but how has it affected your journey?

    This is what some passengers at Brighton station had to say about the impact of the industrial action.

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    Video caption: Passengers at Brighton Station
  8. Rail chief 'pleased' that RMT union talks will go ahead

    Dyan Crowther, chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), told Neil Pringle on BBC Sussex she "was very pleased to hear" that the RMT union was going to attend talks aimed at halting the strike action.

    The action by conductors is in protest at the introduction of more driver-only trains and a planned change to their role.

    Mick Cash, of the RMT union, said the dispute was about safety but GTR, which operates Southern rail, said the new system would be perfectly safe.

  9. Rail boss to be interviewed by BBC Sussex

    Neil Pringle will be speaking to Dyan Crowther, chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink which runs Southern rail, on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show at 08:40 BST.

    You can listen here.

    Neil Pringle
    Image caption: Neil Pringle
  10. Southern rail conductor dispute strike

    Claire Cottingham

    Claire Cottingham

    We're awaiting official responses from both Southern rail and the RMT union about talks being held on Friday to avert further strike. 

    Conductors walked out at 11:00 BST on Tuesday in a dispute over changes to their role.

    Hundreds of rail services across the South east have been affected by the industrial action.

    Operator Govia Thameslink Railway had urged the union to halt the strike.

  11. 'Queues just to get to overcrowded platform'

    Claire Cottingham

    As the 24-hour strike by Southern rail conductors enters its second day, passengers have been tweeting about their morning commute.

    How is your journey going? Get in touch - Tweetemail or Facebook us. 

  12. RMT union picket line at Brighton railway station

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  13. Snow on the tracks in April?

    BBC South Today reporter Paul Clifton took this picture of snow falling at Horsham station yesterday afternoon. 

    Make sure you wrap up warm this morning too as it's chilly out there again today. 

  14. First Haywards Heath northbound train cancelled

    Claire Cottingham

    We're already hearing of delays on the rail network in Sussex this morning.

    Tracey Brown tweeted us about this cancellation.

  15. Rail strike day live travel updates

    BBC Travel

    As the #southernstrike continues, head to our travel page to keep up to date with the latest on the roads and the rails.

    If you spot a problem - let us know. You can contact us via Twitteremail and Facebook this morning.

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  16. Southern rail running a limited service until 18.30 BST

    Southern rail urges passengers to plan ahead as the 24-hour strike by rail conductors over a change in their role enters its second day.

  17. BBC South East rail strike updates on Wednesday 27th April

    Claire Cottingham

    Good morning, it's a crisp but beautiful day across the South East.

    We'll be here with all the latest updates as the rail strike continues to affect people's journeys.

    Get in touch using #southernstrike on Twitter, you can email us or leave us a comment on our Facebook page.