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Sunday, 8 January 2017

#TubeStrike What to expect

Tube staff have gone on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over ticket office closures.

Workers from the RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) unions are staging a 24-hour walk out until 7pm tomorrow.

So, here's everything you need to know about how to get round London tonight and tomorrow.

Key points

The strike is by station staff, which means many Tube stations may not open at all, particularly in Zone 1.
Those that do open are likely to open after 0700 and close by 1900.
It is only possible for TfL to run severely restricted underground services.
Other transport services, including buses, DLR and London Overground, are expected to be much busier than usual.
Where services are running, TfL advises customers to complete Tube journeys by 6pm on Monday.
TfL expects a normal services to resume by the morning of Tuesday.

Travel advice

Please allow more time for your travel and avoid travelling in the peaks if possible.
Depending on the journey you are making, other travel options during the Tube strike could include:
Buses, walking between Tube stations and Cycling.

Services tomorrow

TfL will run a limited service on the District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, although trains will not stop at all stations
Although National Rail services will not be affected by this strike there will be no Underground services from key interchange stations such as Victoria, King's Cross St Pancras, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.
TfL will will run shuttle services wherever possible at the end of lines from approximately 0700-1900.
TfL expects no service on:
the whole of the Victoria line
the Waterloo and City line
the Piccadilly line serving Heathrow terminals 4 & 5
Buses in central London are likely to be much busier, particularly on routes offering onward travel from National Rail stations
Roads are likely to be more congested
Tube and Rail

As well as the general travel advice, please note:

No Zone 1 Tube stations are open inside the Circle line boundary.
If you are travelling to Canary Wharf from central London, Docklands Light Railway services are running. However they will be busier than usual and may terminate at Tower Gateway. River services will also link central London and Canary Wharf
If you are travelling to the West End, some Circle and District line services are running, however they will only call at a limited number of stations
If you are travelling to Stratford, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services are running, however they will be busier than usual, especially during the morning and evening peaks
You are advised to check local buses or walk to your final destination. Find bus maps by area of London (or local Tube station). Find walking times between Tube stations
If you are travelling to or from Heathrow airport, we are planning to run Piccadilly line services between Hammersmith and Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Coach services will run to Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminals 4 and 5, and national rail services from Paddington will also operate

Stay tuned to Jackie, as we'll have regular travel reports from 5am, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

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