Londoners are in for a fresh bout of travel troubles in the coming days Subway workers go on strike for several days – effectively aimed at crippling the network.
RMT and Aslef members working on London Underground hold ‘week of action’ Starts Sunday July 23rd, ends Saturday July 29th.
The RMT said the measure was in response to the threat to 600 network jobs, impacting every aspect of the subway, including stations and maintenance.
Transport for London has said the strikes will mean the Tube will have little or no service for most of the week – although full closure won’t happen every day.
What happens on the individual strike days and when do the subways run?
Is there a subway strike every day next week?
Although the subway workers are active from July 23 to 29, an outright strike does not happen every day.
Here’s what you can expect over the next week, according to Transport for London.
Sunday 23 July – The service will end earlier than usual. Passengers are advised to complete their ride by 7:00 p.m
Monday 24th July – No strike, although services start later than normal
Tuesday, July 25th – Little or no service can be expected from the subway
Wednesday July 26th – No subway service is expected, including night subway
Thursday 27 July – Little or no service can be expected from the subway
Friday 28 July – No subway service is expected, including night subway
Saturday 29th July – No strike, although services start later than normal
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This week of action will bring the London Underground to a standstill and show how important the work of our members is.”
“TfL’s plans to cut 600 jobs and attack our members’ pensions are simply unacceptable.”
“We are aware that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has had the TfL budget cut.
“However, he must join forces with our union and his London Underground staff to take action against the Tory government and expose their damaging plans for a vital part of London’s transport infrastructure.”
What other modes of transport will operate in London?
There are no strikes on the Overground, Elizabeth Line, Bus, DLR, Light Rail and IFS Cloud Cable Car lines.
However, some DLR, Overground (including night trains) and Elizabeth Line trains may be affected by station closures that also serve Tube lines.
The roads are expected to be busier than usual, as is all other public transport that is not on strike.
Transport for London recommends that you plan ahead, check before you travel whether the station you are traveling to is open and allow extra time for your journey.
They also recommend walking or cycling to your destination whenever possible.
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