RAIL STRIKE: Commuters take to social media to express their views

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As rail commuters faced delays and cancellations for this morning’s trip to work, many have taken to social media to express their feelings about the second day of industrial action.

Twitter has been the main vehicle for commuter commenting, with one person writing: “Delays, overcrowding and cancellations: don’t know why there’s so much fuss about the #southernstrike , it’s the regular everyday service!”

Another passenger Tweeted: “Got straight on train, loads of seats, more of this please. #southernstrike #commuting”

Joshua Murray-Nevill wrote: “So far on #southernstrike, all the trains have been on time, the staff are overly courteous. Crowded but bearable - more so than usual.”

In fact many comments have focused on services being better than nornal, such as: “So far, so good re #southernstrike. Pleasant three-mile walk to 1st stn with trains. 0640 half-empty. SEAT. Into Vic. Tube hop to work. Fine”

But this hasn’t been the case for many.

Rachel has Tweeted: “Delays, overcrowding and cancellations: don’t know why there’s so much fuss about the #southernstrike , it’s the regular everyday service!”

Kylie Anderson commented about being an ‘hour late for work already!’

Another Tweet reported “crammed trains on the way into London today. As an extra treat, the public address system has gone ‘scary robot’.”

On another angle to the day’s action, one person has pointed out: “Think about kids taking GCSEs today in Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings, Rye, Ashford, who have no trains to get to school today.”

Despite the large amount of publicity about the industrial action, some people are still in the dark, as this Tweet shows: “Anyone know what the @SouthernRailUK #southernstrike is actually all about?”

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