Get ready London because you may need to reboot your commute as a 48 hour tube strike will hit the city at 9.30pm tonight until Thursday morning. But before you get in to too much of a tizzy, all transport hope is not lost. There will be normal (if slightly more crowded) trains on the Overground and DLR, extra buses on the roads, you could walk instead and some tube lines will still be running a partial service from 7am until 11pm (9.30pm in the centre of town). The strikes are being held because of an RMT dispute about closures and job losses due to proposed changes being made to ticket offices and tube services.
Here’s what tube services TfL are planning to run:
Trains running between Queen’s Park and Elephant and Castle every six minutes in both directions. Trains will not stop at Edgware Road, Embankment, Kilburn Park, Lambeth North, Maida Vale, Piccadilly Circus or Regent’s Park stations.
No service through central London. Trains running between Epping/Hainault and Leytonstone every 10 minutes. There is a possibility of this being extended to Holborn. Between West Ruislip and White City, tubes will run every 10 to 15 minutes in both directions. This may be extended to Ealing Broadway. These trains would not stop at Redbridge, Gants Hill or Wanstead stations.
Circle and District lines
Trains running between Wimbledon and Barking, and Ealing and Tower Hill every 12 minutes in both directions. Trains not stopping at Aldgate East, Blackfriars, Gloucester Road, Sloane Square, Stepney Green or Temple.
Hammersmith and City line:
Trains still running between Hammersmith and Aldgate every 10 minutes. Tubes not stopping at Barbican, Euston Square or Great Portland Street.
Trains still running between Wembley Park and Stratford, approximately every seven minutes. Bermondsey, Canada Water, St John’s Wood, Southwark and Swiss Cottage stations will be closed.
Trains running between Harrow on the HIll and Aldgate every 10 minutes. Tubes not stopping at Barbican, Euston Square or Great Portland Street.
Trains running across the whole of the line, both the Bank and Charing Cross branches, with tubes running every five minutes. Tubes will not be stopping Angel, Borough, Chalk Farm, Charing Cross, Clapham North, Clapham South, Colliers Wood, Embankment, Goodge Street, Hampstead, Leicester Square, Mill Hill East, Mornington Crescent, Old Street, Oval, South Wimbledon, Tooting Bec and Warren Street. Phew!
No service through central London. Trains running between Acton Town and Heathrow approximately every 20 minutes; and every 12 minutes between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters. Tubes will not stop at Heathrow terminals four and five, Hounslow West or Southgate.
Trains running between Seven Sisters and Victoria every five minutes in both directions. This could be extended to Brixton. Trains will not be stopping at Pimlico, Vauxhall or Warren Street.
Waterloo and City line
This may all change though so do keep an eye on tfl.gov.uk for the latest updates.