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Southern rail strike: Second day of three-day action

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:58 GMT, Oct 19, 2016 |
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Southern rail commuters are facing a second day of disruption as members of the RMT union continue their three-day strike over the role of conductors.

On Monday, the union rejected an offer from the company of a £2,000 bonus to staff if they ended the dispute. Industrial action has added to months of delays and cancellations for passengers, with the latest strike due to last until Friday morning.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has urged both sides to end the disruption. The action is over plans for drivers, rather than conductors, to operate carriage doors at certain times.

A further three blocks of strikes are planned before Christmas.