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If strike goes ahead, Tube services will be severely affected between Tuesday 25 and Friday 28 August.

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding Tube customers of the measures being taken to help keep them informed and get around the city should the planned strike by some of the Tube unions go ahead this week.

Although constructive talks aimed at resolving the dispute continue today, customers are advised that, at present, 48 hours of co-ordinated strike action is planned. The strike is due to start on Tuesday 25 August for 24-hours and again on Thursday 27 August for 24-hours. It means that Tube services will be affected as follows:

Today (Monday 24 August): Tube services will run as planned.

Tuesday 25 August: Tube services will run as normal for most of the day with customers advised to complete their journeys by 18:30 if possible and to travel earlier if they are able – avoiding peak times. Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:30 and 18:30.

Wednesday 26 August: LU will run as many Tube services as possible according to how many staff sign onto their shifts. However, most Tube services are unlikely to run at all and those that do run may only serve some stations, and may only run for part of the day.

Thursday 27 August: Tube services will run as normal for most of the day with customers advised to complete their journeys by 18:30 if possible and to travel earlier if they are able – avoiding peak times. Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:30 and 18:30.

Friday 28 August: LU will run as many Tube services as possible according to how many staff sign onto their shifts. However, most Tube services are unlikely to run at all and those that do run may only serve some stations, and may only run for part of the day.

Saturday 29 August: Tube services will run as planned.

Staff on the DLR, London Overground, the bus network, trams, TfL Rail, river services, Santander Cycles and Emirates Air Line cable car services are not on strike. These services will run as normal, but they will be much busier than usual and customers are strongly advised, if possible, to travel outside of the morning and evening peaks.

Around 250 extra buses will run to help Londoners get around, extra river services will operate, and roadworks will be suspended wherever possible. Additional Santander Cycles hubs will be in place at key central London locations to make cycling an easier option. National Rail services and terminals within London will be much busier than usual during peak hours.

 

Steve Griffiths, London Underground’s chief operating officer, says: “We have been in constructive talks with the trade unions which continue today, and are working hard to resolve the dispute and reach an agreement that protects the work-life balance of our staff and is sustainable, affordable and fair.

"Our customers are advised to check the TfL website for the latest information if the strike action does go ahead this week. If it does, we will do everything possible to keep our customers informed and keep the city moving.”

TfL advises all customers to plan ahead and to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

 


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