Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates from Tuesday 9 August 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Goodnight

    Bob Dale

    That's all for today's live coverage.

    We’ll have updates for you tomorrow from 06:00 BST.

    Remember to let us know what’s happening where you live by tweeting us, sending us a Facebook message or emailing us.  

  2. RMT 'offended' by passenger ransom accusation

    Bob Dale

    The RMT union has been accused of holding passengers to ransom by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.

    Speaking to South East Today, Paul Cox from the union said he was offended by the accusation.

    Video content

    Video caption: Paul Cox of the RMT Union
  3. The Government won't intervene in Southern rail strike

    Lauren Moss

    The Transport Secretary has dismissed calls for the government to get involved in the row between the RMT union and Southern rail. 

    Despite the ongoing situation leaving thousands of people struggling to use the trains, he says he won't get involved. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Chris Grayling
  4. 'There has to be a case for intervention'

    Bob Dale

    A Sussex business leader has called for direct intervention by the government to end the #Southernstrike, during an interview with BBC Sussex.

    Video content

    Video caption: Business leaders in Sussex say the government needs to intervene in the Southern strike
  5. Transport Secretary: 'Unions standing in the way of modernisation'

    The Secretary of State for Transport has given his first interview since being appointed.

    Last month Chris Grayling said dealing with the ongoing dispute between Southern rail and the RMT Union would be one of his top priorities.

    Two days into this five day strike we asked him what he would be doing to try and end the action. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Chris Grayling
  6. Transport secretary: "Absolutely no excuse" for strikes

    A statement has just been released by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, condemning the #Southernstrike

    Quote Message: There is absolutely no excuse for the RMT strikes which are designed to stop essential improvements of passengers’ journeys. Passengers on Southern rail services are being made to suffer unnecessary inconvenience and disruption to their journeys because of the actions of RMT who are holding them to ransom. It has to stop. The union should accept the generous offer being made to them by the train operator and get their members back to work." from Chris Grayling Transport Secretary
    Chris GraylingTransport Secretary
    Transport secretary Chris Grayling
  7. Extra parking spaces for Airbourne

    Bob Dale

    With one of the South East's biggest air shows due to start in Eastbourne on Thursday, contingency plans are being made to minimise the effect of the Southern strike.

    Video content

    Video caption: Contingency plans are being made for Eastbourne Airborne
  8. Future on the line in Southern rail dispute

    Lauren Moss

    At a time when the driverless car is said to be just around the corner, the rail dispute that has brought five days of strike action to Southern trains seems to belong to another age. 

    Our reporter Robert Plummer looks at the past, present and future of Southern rail.

    Man by train
  9. Tuesday's weather

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After a bright morning the sunshine is expected to continue this afternoon but there is a risk of the odd shower.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tuesday weather
  10. Rail proposals would give 'better customer service'

    As the strike on Southern rail services continues into its second day, bosses at Govia Thameslink - which runs the franchise - insist its proposals are safe and would create a better customer service. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Angie Doll
  11. I'm off for the afternoon

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    But Lauren Moss will take you through the latest on the Southern strike until 22:00 BST. 

    Don't forget to keep in touch with the latest on your journey - you can tweet us using #SouthernStrikeemail us or send us a message on Facebook.   

    Have a good afternoon.

  12. Mixed reactions on the second day of strike action

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    As the misery continues for Southern rail passengers on day two of the proposed five-day strike, you've had your say on twitter using the #southernstrike hashtag. 

  13. The history of 'Southern Fail'

    The BBC's Newsbeat has taken a look at Southern's history of saying sorry for delays and cancellations. Have a read here.  

    Newsbeat screen grab
  14. GTR offers talks to end five-day strike

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Rail firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) has invited the RMT union to talks "any time, any place, anywhere" to end a five-day conductors' strike.

    Southern passengers are enduring a second day of disruption with 946 services cancelled. GTR called on the RMT to end "this pointless, needless and senseless" action.

    The union claimed negotiators were "within an inch" of a deal but it was blocked by the government. Read more on the story here.

    RMT poster
  15. Crispin Blunt MP: 'I condemn the RMT's reckless strike'

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    Crispin Blunt, who is the MP for Reigate and the chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, has expressed his thoughts on the five-day #SouthernStrike

    View more on twitter
  16. Which routes have been affected by the strike?

    Services at many train stations across the South East are cancelled again today or have a limited service running through them.   

    Video content

    Video caption: Southern map
  17. Southern: 'RMT union is hell bent on disrupting passengers’ lives'

    Claire Cottingham

    Local Live reporter

    As the second day of strikes sweep across the south of England, Southern rail says its continuing to run a successful service, with "nine out of ten trains" reaching their destinations on time.

    Quote Message: While the RMT union is hell bent on disrupting our passengers’ lives with this needless strike, we continue to provide the best possible service we can in the circumstances. We urge them to call off this wretched strike and sit down and talk with us to end this dispute.” from Alex Foulds Southern’s passenger services director
    Alex FouldsSouthern’s passenger services director
  18. Frustrated passengers at Three Bridges

    Lauren Moss

    These commuters we've spoken to say despite the strike the delays haven't been as bad today as usual.

    Video content

    Video caption: Frustrated commuters
  19. Today's front pages

    The London Evening Standard splashes on the Southern strike costing London £100m. Take a look at their website here.

    Evening Standard
  20. Southern strike: 'Considered quitting my job'

    Lauren Moss

    As day two of the five day strike on Southern rail continues one commuter has told us the ongoing difficulties has left her thinking she may quit her job.

    Video content

    Video caption: Commuter