BEXLEY commuters have shared their views on the rail strikes which has caused “travel chaos” today.

On Wednesday morning, some passengers at Bexley station said the actions taken by Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) will "disrupt" their schedules. 

There will be a limited service across the UK and a reduced service on some routes on July 28 with some trains starting later than normal.

News Shopper: Bexley station (NS)Bexley station (NS)

The News Shopper went to see how many passengers were travelling from Bexley today.

Mark Pearl, from Sidcup, was among the passengers waiting to travel into London from Bexley.

Mark said it is a “frustrating” situation to be in but can understand why the strikes are going ahead.

He explained: “Of course, it’s a frustrating situation for commuters but we have to understand why people are striking.

News Shopper: Bexley station (NS)Bexley station (NS)

"Hopefully, they'll be able to find a solution soon."

Commuters over the UK are being advised to work from home and only travel if “absolutely necessary” by National Rail.   

The strikes are held by RMT after disputes began over their wages and working conditions.  

A commuter from Welling, who wishes to be kept anonymous, said she is “annoyed” that strikes keep taking place.

News Shopper: Bexley station (NS)Bexley station (NS)

She explained: “It’s annoying that these strikes keep taking place.

“We’re always having problems such as the bin strikes and now this.

“Why do I have to schedule my life according to these people.”

There is also a strike on Saturday, July 30, by Aslef union members at eight train operators.

Some staff will also walk out after talks broke down over pay.

Southeastern has said that there will be no services running on the rail network on Saturday.

It adds: "Please do not attempt to travel by train on this day."

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