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Travel advice ahead of Tube strike

Tomorrow evening a 24-hour Tube strike will begin across the network, with Transport for London (TfL) predicting interruptions from tomorrow afternoon.

The action primarily involves London Underground workers but will have knock-on effects for other services.

The latest updates can be found here.

Travel advice

TfL has issued the following travel advice to customers:

  • The strike action means there will be no service from late afternoon on Wednesday 8 July; no service all day Thursday 9 July; there may be some disruption during the morning of Friday 10 July.
  • Tube services will finish earlier than normal on Wednesday 8 July and will begin to stop running at around 18:00, with customers needing to complete their Tube journeys by this time, and travel earlier if possible.
  • Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:00 and 18:00 as a result of customers travelling earlier. On Thursday, customers are strongly advised to travel outside of peak hours.
  • Staff on the DLR, London Overground, the bus network, tram and TfL Rail services are not on strike. These services will run as normal, but they will be much busier than usual and customers are strongly advised to, if possible, travel outside of the morning and evening peaks on Thursday.
  • TfL urges 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.

Additionally, there will be no First Great Western services between Paddington and Greenford for 48 hours from 18:00 on Wednesday 8 July as a result of separate strike action.

Further strikes:

Separate to the Tube strike, the RMT union has called a five day strike amongst its engineering members at Southern Railway starting from 1700  on Sunday 12 July and running until 1700 on Friday 17 July.

Southern has said that if the strike goes ahead it will continue to operate a normal timetable and will work to minimise the level of disruption to passengers. For more, please click here.

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