Travel advice for customers and road users as Tube Strike goes ahead

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The ASLEF, RMT, Unite and TSSA unions are currently planning strike action later this week, affecting Tube services.  Union leaders are currently planning a co-ordinated period of strike action starting on Wednesday 5 August for 24-hours. Customers are advised to complete their journeys by 18:30 on Wednesday afternoon and to travel earlier if possible, Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:30 and 18:30.

Customers who are able to change their travel time are strongly advised to travel outside peak hours on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, and all customers are advised to allow more time for their journeys. There will be no Tube services at all on Thursday with normal tube services resuming on Friday.

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.

Around 250 extra buses are being provided to boost capacity on the main commuter corridors and to and from mainline stations and additional Santander Cycles hubs will mean more bikes will be available at the busiest locations. Extra river services are also being provided. But in both cases, these will be very busy and customers are asked to bear with the transport staff who are at work and trying to help them get around.

The strike whilst there were hopes of the strike being averted up until earlier today (August 3rd) the unions have rejected the terms offered by TfL who advise commuters to keep updated via at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

 

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