Tube Strikes

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So, the Tube strikes are going ahead. 80 stations remain closed on the network and hundreds of thousands will face delays getting in and out of London today.

The BBC has a great summary of the discussions so far, and Dave Hill asks the question - 'whatever happened to the no strike deal'?

For most though the reality of the strike is how to get about London in a good time and with little disruption. TfL have published a list of services they intend to run (copied below):

  • On the Northern line, LU intends to serve all branches
  • On the District line, LU intends to run services between Ealing Broadway and Barking, and between Wimbledon and Barking. There will also be some services to Upminster. London Overground trains will serve Kensington Olympia and Richmond as normal
  • On the Central line, LU intends to initially operate a service on the outer sections between Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip and White City and between Epping/Hainault and Liverpool Street. This will help the many thousands of commuters travelling to and from work in central London. The intention is to change this service by 10:00 for trains to run through across the entire line
  • On the Bakerloo line, LU intends to run a service between Elephant & Castle and Queens Park. London Overground trains will serve all stations from Queen's Park through to Harrow & Wealdstone
  • LU intends to run a service on all branches of the Metropolitan line through to Aldgate, and on the Hammersmith & City line from Hammersmith to Edgware Road and possibly Aldgate
  • On the Victoria line, LU intends to run a service between Brixton and Seven Sisters, with some services to Walthamstow
  • LU intends to run a Jubilee line service between Wembley Park and Stratford, with additional services where possible
  • Although the Piccadilly line will not serve the central area LU plans to run a service to Heathrow T123 from Acton Town (connecting with the District line)

It's a useful indicator, but I advise you to check TfL's website for up-to-date travel advice throughout the day. The above may be subject to change.