“Is it the replacement service for the 06:21?”

Southern Rail Hot air balloon over Billingshurst
Southern Rail Hot air balloon over Billingshurst

A commuter has poked fun at an under fire rail service provider.

On Twitter David Estyn-Jones jokingly asked Southern Rail whether a hot air balloon he spotted flying above Billingshurst with the company’s logo on it was the replacement service for the 06:21.

Southern Rail has faced backlash from commuters following months of disruption due to staff shortages during a dispute between the RMT union and Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern services.

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