Strike on Hammersmith and City and Circle Lines Set to Begin Tonight

TfL offers advice ahead of RMT's planned 24 hour walkout from 9.30pm

Transport for London has offered travel advice for customers ahead of a strike planned by the RMT union on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines which will begin tonight, September 15 at 9.30pm and continue all day Friday.

TfL says, if it goes ahead the 24 hour strike will cause disruption from 9pm tonight.

London Underground (LU) is currently in discussion with the RMT union to try to resolve the dispute, which is about a number of local-level issues at two of the three depots covering the lines.

However, TfL says if the strike goes ahead, there will be:

• No Hammersmith & City line service and a very limited service on the Circle line from around 9pm on Thursday and all day Friday
• Circle line services will be much less frequent than usual and extremely busy, especially at peak times, and may be subject to short notice cancellations

Services on other Tube and Rail lines, the bus network will run as normal but are expected to be busier as passengers seek alternative routes. Some roads in west and central London could also be busier than usual.

More buses will run to help Londoners get around. Customers are reminded that buses do not accept cash, so customers will need to use their contactless debit or credit card, Oyster or bus and tram pass to continue their journeys. Customers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

TfL advises all customers to check before they travel at its tube strike page and follow @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Steve White, Operations Director for London Underground, said: "We are speaking to the RMT union to try to resolve the issues without disruption to our customers. But if the strike does go ahead, customers are advised to check our real-time travel information. All other Tube lines and other TfL services will be operating as normal and we’ll be making sure that everyone has the information they need to re-plan their journeys if necessary."

Planned weekend engineering works also mean there will be no Circle or Hammersmith & City line service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road only on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18.

September 15, 2016