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#SouthernFail: Rail closures promise Boxing Day chaos

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Southern’s apology for a rail service looks set to create traffic chaos on the roads in and around south London on Boxing Day, when thousands of Arsenal fans struggle to get to Selhurst Park for their club’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace, while Brighton supporters drive up from the south coast for their game against Chelsea.

Because on Boxing Day, next Tuesday, December 26, there are no Southern train services into Victoria.

Under the guise of “essential engineering works”, Southern’s decided to force football fans and January Sales shoppers into their cars for the post-Christmas Bank Holiday.

There are also scheduled rail works going on at London Bridge, as Network Rail looks to complete – finally – the £1billion reworking of junctions and tracks in and around the Thameslink line – which all started back in 2009. Works are due for completion in the spring, but in the meantime…

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