Tube strike 2015: Travel advice for Thursday - No Tube, but DLR, London Overground, trams, rail and 200 extra buses will run

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The Tube strike is on, and that means you're likely to run into problems if you're travelling in London on Thursday. Here's everything you need to know to prepare and plan for your journey.


No services will run on Thursday at all after the 24-hour strike began on Wednesday evening.

There may still be disruptions on Friday morning.

Read more: Seven apps to help you travel during the Tube strike


The entire Tube network has been brought to a halt by the strike, but DLR, London Overground, trams and rail services run by TfL will still be running, as will the majority of Network Rail services into the city.

Additionally there will be no service on First Great Western train services between Paddington and Greenford for 48 hours due to a separate strike.

Read more: Mapped: How long it takes to walk between Tube stations

How to travel without the Tube

There will be an extra 200 buses on London's roads, more boat services and additional Boris bikes in central London to help people get about.

Other transport - buses, trains, DLR, London Overground, trams, boats and bicycles - will be busier than usual, so take that into consideration when travelling, even if you don't get the Tube

That's why TfL advises travelling outside of the morning and evening rush hour where possible.

On the roads, it's expected to be busy too. Roadworks have been curtailed or delayed in order to keep traffic moving as much as possible, and TfL is encouraging people not to travel by car in order for public transport to run.

Taxis and minicabs will likely be in high demand too - demand for Uber means there is Surge pricing in effect.

There's always the option of walking, and you may be surprised just how close some Tube stations are to each other. Check out this incredibly useful map that shows how long it takes to walk between each station.

Check out these seven apps which will help you get around the city during the strike.

The best advice is, try to avoid travelling unless you really have to, but if you do, do it outside of rush hour.

Latest information

TfL is keeping travellers updated with the latest information online, and on Twitter: @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts

You can follow them all here, and others, using our curated Twitter list.

City A.M. will also have all the latest on any major travel disruptions.

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