For those of you visiting London, or suffer with the daily commute in and around the city, there’s bad news in terms how you will get around.
London Underground drivers of the RMT, Unite and TSSA unions will be walking out on strike from 18:30 today (Wednesday evening) for 24 hours.
Meanwhile ASLEF members will be walking out from 21:30 today for 24 hours too.
Transport for London predict there will be no London Underground services from 18:30 onwards on Wednesday and no services at all on Thursday
The following services will still operate during the London Underground strike:
- Docklands Light Railway
- London Overground
- TfL Rail
- London Buses
- River Services
- Emirates Air Line
- All National Rail services except:
- First Great Western Greenford Branch,
- Chiltern Railways intermediate stops between Marylebone and Great Missenden at peak times
- Chiltern Railway services between Aylesbury and Marylebone will suffer major delays.
For those of you coming into London Heathrow, the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect will operate normally, however the Piccadilly Line will shut.
The strike is over the planned introduction of the Night Tube services, including pay, safety and security.
Suffice to say, it’s not going to pleasant at all. In fact, for those who will be commuting, it will be a new level of hell.
I’d strongly recommend either getting on your bike… or getting a copy of the #walklondon map from http://www.aryjoecreatives.com/walklondon
Because in a lot of situations – it could be a lot quicker to walk around London.
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