Tube strike: 29 & 30 April

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Tube Strike

Despite weeks of conciliation talks between LU and the RMT and TSSA, the planned strikes, due to formally start on 29th April, look likely to go ahead. The strikes are due to run on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 April although services will be disrupted from about 21.30 on the 28th.

On the 29th & 30th, LU hopes to run services wherever possible from 07.00 until around 21.30 in central London.

Services are expected to return to normal on Thursday morning.

As ever under these circumstances, TfL's website is the best place to visit for breaking news and to plan your journey about town.

These strikes will mark the second round of industrial action in opposition to plans to close the vast majority of ticket offices across the Underground network and move staff to roaming roles on platforms and at ticket barriers.

Despite a number of key concessions by LU to the unions (and the repeated insistence that there will be no compulsory redundancies), opposition to the plans has been forthright.

During the last wave of industrial action, TfL operated an admirable skeleton service across much of the Tube network. They plan to do the same during these strikes in order to minimise disruption to those who have to travel during this period.

TfL's website lists their current plans for service during the strikes - do check the website before travelling as these will be subject to last minute change. Buses, trams, river services, the overground and cable cars are expected to run as normal, with some extra services running on the bus and river networks to compensate for increased demand. You are advised not to travel into central London during the strike if you can possibly avoid doing so.

Good luck with your journeys.