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Sep
2019

Tube strike How long will the London Underground closure last and which

first_imgThere will be no service at all on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines, and all other lines will be severely affected, with limited services in outer London.TfL said it will try to run as many services as possible but passengers were told that most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed throughout the action. The stations that do operate are likely only to open after 7am and close by 7pm.Normal service should be resumed by Tuesday morning. When is the tube strike?London Underground workers are striking for 24 hours from 6pm on Sunday 8 January.However, people have been warned not to rely on Tube services after 6pm on Monday, even though the strike will technically be over by that time.Which lines and stations are affected? Transport for London (TfL) advised passengers that there will be a severely reduced service across the Tube network on Sunday evening and all day on Monday because of the strike.National Rail services will not be affected by the strike but there will be no Underground services from key interchange stations such as Victoria, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.Piccadilly line services will run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but there will be no service to Terminals 4 or 5. Mr Khan said: “This strike is going to be a huge inconvenience to commuters, tourists and TfL staff, and it is pointless.”There is a good deal sitting on the table that will ensure station safety and staffing levels across the Tube network. I am willing to carry on negotiations.”This historic dispute has nothing to do with the millions of Londoners this strike is punishing. It must be called off.” Why is the strike happening? Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association are walking out in a long-running dispute over jobs and ticket office closures.They rejected a last minute offer from Transport for London as well as a plea from Mayor Sadiq Khan to call off the action.The unions say over 800 jobs have been axed as ticket offices closed, claiming staff are being abused by passengers facing queues at ticket machines.TSSA reps rejected the latest offer, following an earlier decision by the RMT. This tube strike will cause misery to millions of Londoners. Latest @TfL travel advice here https://t.co/EH11ajs3kS #TubeStrike— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) January 8, 2017 Journey affected by #TubeStrike? We have additional support for @SantanderCycles at Newgate St/Soho Square on Monday https://t.co/26cDbiMa5g pic.twitter.com/Sk6cit0mOU— Transport for London (@TfL) January 8, 2017 Victoria station – Closed – Due to strike action. All trains are not stopping.— Victoria line (@victorialine) January 8, 2017 The majority of  DLR services are expected to operate normally, although the line is likely to be busier than normal, and if Bank station is closed then trains will have to terminate before then.London Overground services will be running, but again they are expected to be very busy. National Rail and TfL Rail services are not affected by the strike.TfL also recommends walking and cycling as other ways of getting around town. What are the other options for getting around London?TfL will be deploying “travel ambassadors” in order to help people get around the city, there will be around 150 extra buses, while river services will also be enhanced. However, buses are expected to be very crowded.   What about Southern Rail?Southern Railway train drivers are set to strike too.Aslef, the drivers’ union, says there will be three 24-hour walkouts as the bitter dispute over driver-only trains rumbles on. There will be no Southern services during the strikes next Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Three further strikes are planned later in the month. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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