TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef said it had made “significant” progress yesterday in talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute at chaotic privateer Southern.
Union officials met with Southern’ s owners Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to try to break the deadlock over driver-only trains.
A union statement said: “Further discussions between Aslef and GTR have taken place and significant progress has been made.
“We are now in the process of finalising a proposal for agreement.”
Aslef leaders have recommended two deals this year, but both were rejected in ballots of union members.
Further meetings will be held and any fresh ballot is unlikely to be held for several weeks.
Another rail union, RMT, remains in dispute with Southern over the role of guards.