Travel advice ahead of planned Tube strike
Planned strike action by RMT and TSSA unions will affect Tube services on evening of Sunday 8 January and all day Monday 9 January
If the strike goes ahead, TfL advise customers to complete journeys by 18:00 on Sunday and that most Zone 1 stations likely to be closed
See www.tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike and follow @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts for latest information.
Transport for London (TfL) is advising customers that there will be a severely reduced service across the London Underground network on Sunday evening and all day on Monday should strike action currently planned by the RMT and TSSA unions go ahead.
Station staff who are members of the RMT and TSSA unions are currently planning to strike from 18.00 on Sunday 8 January for 24 hours. This would mean severely reduced services on Monday. TfL will try to run as many services as possible, but customers are advised to complete their journeys by 18.00 on Sunday, and that most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed throughout the action.
Although National Rail services would not be affected by the strike there would be no Underground services from key interchange stations such as Victoria, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.
Piccadilly line services would still run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but there would be no service to Terminals 4 or 5. There would be no service at all on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines, and all other lines would be severely affected with limited services in outer London.
For customers travelling to Canary Wharf from central London, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will be running, however they will be busier than usual. River services will also link central London and Canary Wharf.
Customers using the DLR are being advised that there may be changes to services towards Bank, with trains instead terminating at Shadwell or Tower Gateway.
Should the strike go ahead, buses, roads and rail services are expected to be much busier than usual, particularly those bus routes serving major interchange stations. TfL will be deploying Travel Ambassadors in order to help customers get around the city, over 100 extra buses will be deployed to enhance existing routes and river services will also be enhanced.
There will be posters, digital boards and announcements in stations to keep people informed of the latest level of service and all customers are advised to check before they travel at tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike and use the live update services @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.