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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

STRIKE ACTION - TRAVEL ADVICE

For more information, visit Transport for London. Or call the Radio Jackie Studios and ask to speak to the on air travel presenter 0208 288 1078

Buses - London buses have been boosted by 100 extra buses on key routes.

National Rail - Oyster Pay As You Go will be accepted on all National Rail journeys within Greater London on Wednesday and Thursday, just show your Oyster card at station gate lines.

Taxis - during the morning peak hours of 0800-1030, taxi drivers will be operating a marshalled, fixed-fare shared taxi service for central London destinations at six major London rail termini - Waterloo, Liverpool St, London Bridge, Marylebone, Paddington and Euston.

DLR, London Overground and Croydon Tramlink - services will be operating as normal.

Roads and the Congestion Charge - to help keep traffic flowing the Congestion Charge will remain in operation through-out the strike and TfL will be suspending road works on major London roads wherever possible. Where possible, Londoners and commuters are encouraged to consider alternatives to the car.

Cycling - additional options for cyclists will include morning commuter led cycle rides, temporary parking facilities and thousands of cycle maps will be distributed across London.

Led commuter rides - The London Cycle Campaign will be leading five escorted rides into Central London with TfL volunteers at start points to provide maps, refreshments and guidance, further details available at www.biketube.org.uk All rides will set off from 0745 from the bolded locations:

Ravenscourt Park - Hammersmith - High Street Kensington - Hyde Park - Charing Cross - Trafalgar Square

Brixton Road (KFC) - Oval - Elephant and Castle - Blackfriars

Cycle Parking - In addition to the major cycle park at Finsbury Park and existing racks at major London stations across the city, another 1000 cycle parking spaces will be provided at London Bridge cycle park and temporary cycle parking facilities at the locations and times below. Many London businesses will also be opening up their foyers and parking facilities for their staff.

· Trafalgar Square: 150 spaces (0600-2100 on Weds and Thurs)

· Waterloo Bus Garage, accessed only via Cornwall Road off The Cut, approach via Sandell Street: 150 spaces (0800-1730 on Weds and Thurs - closing strictly at 1730)

· London Bridge Cycle Park: 350 spaces (0730-2130 on Tues, Weds and Thurs)

· The Mall, between Marlborough Road and George IV statue/ Queen Mother memorial - 250 spaces (open access from Tuesday evening, with racks removed at 2100 on Thurs)

Walking - if you are considering making or completing your journeys by foot, check www.tfl.gov.uk for information or, in central London on strike days, pick up a free local vicinity walking map from staff at major rail stations, bus stations and key tube stations.

River - existing services will be boosted from a capacity of 1,500 to 8,000 an hour and including an additional free shuttle service from London Bridge to Tower Bridge:

Putney-Central London: normal Thames Executive Charter (TEC) service with four boats instead of two;

London Eye - Westminster - Tower Bridge - free peak shuttle every 10 minutes between 0700-1000 and 1500-2000 on both main strike days
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

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