All 2,284 of Southern Railway’s daily services will be halted during a six-day strike which will run from next Monday until Saturday.
In a statement released today Southern has advised passengers not to travel at all next week.
Between the 9th and 14th of January there will be no Southern services running.
The Gatwick Express will only operate between Victoria and Gatwick, with trains every 30 minutes instead of every 15.
Thameslink trains will run but there have been warnings of severe overcrowding.
The strike is a result of drivers protesting the introduction of the driver-only operation of trains.
Next week’s Southern strike could be accompanied by a 24-hour walkout of 4,000 Tube station and ticket staff in a separate dispute over job losses.
If the strike goes ahead it will have a huge effect on Tube services closing stations and lines.
Crisis talks take place tomorrow at Acas, the conciliation service, to try and prevent the action which would start at 8pm on Sunday and last until the same time on Monday.