TfL Tube strike 2015: Citymapper, walking maps and TfL advice - here's our commuters' survival kit

 
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Getting a bus? There's an app for that (Source: Getty)

Hit by the Tube strike this morning? Don't panic, says Transport for London (TfL) - although you might have to be flexible about your journey times.

That was part of advice issued last night by London's transport authority - suggestions also include looking for alternative routes on the DLR, London Overground and national rail services. Read more here.

Check in with the latest travel updates from our curated Twitter list to see where to go and where to avoid when you're travelling through the capital today.

You might want to avoid getting an Uber during rush hour though - the demand for rides means there is surge pricing. Find out how much by and at what times here.

On the other hand, you could always take to shanks' pony and walk to work. It'll take longer than usual - but it's shaping up to be a gorgeous day. And a pair of London-based designers has helpfully produced a walking map showing how long it takes to get between each station on foot. Check that out (and download it to your phone) here.


(Source: Aryven Arasen and Joe Watson)

Feeling energetic? There's always the option of running into work - and one gym chain is offering free showers (and fitness classes, if running in hasn't already tired you out). Here's which one.

Cult transport app Citymapper has taken its own measures to help commuters combat the strike: a "Strike Safe" option which shows people how to get where they need to go using any method of transport but the Tube. Find out how it works here.

But Citymapper isn't the only app out there which can help during the strike - whether you're planning to get a bus, cycle or even take the lift-sharing option, there's an app for that. We've compiled the seven most helpful apps for those hit by travel chaos today. Take a look here.

Finally, if you're considering driving, firstly - don't. But if you absolutely have to, here's a map of London's 1,447 traffic jams - so you can have a go at avoiding them. But seriously, just don't.

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