Major Disruption For Commuters Due To Tube Strike

Strike due to end tonight but Friday may see some travel disruption

Commuters faced major disruption today as the the entire London Underground service, a total of 260 stations and eleven lines, was shut down for the tube strike.

The strike is due to finish at 21.30 today but Transport for London ( TfL) warned that some disruption could continue into Friday.

TfL said it would lay on 200 extra buses and river services to cope with increased demand- the congestion charge will remain in place throughout the strike. Extra bicycles are also available for hire throughout london.

The DLR and London Overground services are not affected. TfL says:

Thursday 9 July
There will be no Tube service all day. Extra bus and river services will run. Other public transport and roads will be much busier than usual, especially during peak hours. Please travel outside the peak times if you can.

Please click here for a copy of the Central London bus map

Friday 10 July
There may be some disruption during the morning as services resume.

Staff on the bus network, the DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Trams, river services, Emirates Air Line and Santander Cycles are not on strike. There is separate strike action by the RMT on First Great Western services from Thursday 9 July for 48-hours.

Oyster pay as you go, Travelcards and contactless payment cards can all be used on National Rail services as normal.

For the most up-to-date information, including travel advice, please click here

The strike is over the pay and conditions for drivers when the 24 hour tube operation is introduced on certain lines from 12 September.

The offer which includes a 2% rise this year and £2,000 bonus for drivers on the new night Tube was described as a 'full and final' offer by LU's chief operating officer Steve Griffiths.

First Great Western services to and from Paddington will also be disrupted for 48 hours from Wednesday evening due to a strike by the RMT over working conditions.

July 9, 2015