THERE are NO trains on the c2c route in south Essex today as strike action continues. 

Train drivers are currently staging a series of fresh strikes and an overtime ban in their long-running dispute over pay. 

Members of ASLEF are taking part in a rolling programme of one-day strikes which began on January 30 and will run to February 5. The ban on overtime is running for nine days from January 29.

The strikes have already caused travel chaos for passengers with a reduced service on the c2c for the past week. 

However, today c2c bosses confirmed there will be no trains on the c2c route in south Essex at all today. 

A spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group said: “Train companies are working through plans to manage the unnecessary disruption to our passengers caused by this damaging industrial action – minimum service levels are one potential tool for that but they are not a silver bullet.

"In the meantime we remain committed to resolving this dispute and our offer, which would take average driver salaries to £65,000 for a four-day week without overtime, remains on the table.”