Tube strike latest: TfL's travel advice warns of no service on most of the London Underground and plans Boris bike pop-ups

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If in doubt: walk (Source: Getty)

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled its latest travel advice for Thursday's 24-hour Tube strike, warning there will be no service across most of the network during the day.

The transport body has advised customers that there will be no service on most of the Tube should the walkout by members of train drivers' union Aslef go ahead.

Read more: Here's what you need to know about Thursday's Tube strike

TfL has also warned there is likely to be a knock-on impact during other days this week. Some Tube services may finish earlier (from 11.30pm) on Wednesday 4 October, and start later on Friday 6 October, so customers should check before travelling.


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Road journeys could take "significantly longer" than usual, with those around Wembley, including the A406 North Circular, set to be especially busy due to the England v Slovenia match that evening.

Passengers have been advised to avoid driving through central London or the Wembley area, unless absolutely necessary.

All other TfL services - TfL Rail, the Overground, the DLR, and Emirates Air Line, will be unaffected but many are likely to be busier than normal with people seeking alternative ways in. If passengers are able to walk on the day, they are encouraged to, according to TfL.

Over 200 extra buses and additional Santander Cycle hubs will also be provided on the day.

More Boris bike hubs will be provided at the following spots:

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TfL has also been working with the FA to set up a range of additional transport options to help supporters get to and from England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Thursday. Those travelling to Wembley should allow substantially more time for their journeys.

For more advice, and any updates on the day, check on TfL's dedicated Tube strike page here.

Will the strike be called off?

There's still hope, with talks ongoing at conciliation service Acas, but we may not know until tomorrow.

Ticket information

  • Buses do not accept cash. Pay as you go using a contactless payment or Oyster card, or use a One Day Bus & Tram Pass
  • Top up your pay as you go credit or buy a ticket online, at all station ticket machines, at around 4,000 Oyster ticket stops (mostly newsagents) across London
  • Printed Tube tickets will be accepted on bus and tram services on reasonable alternative routes
  • Travelcards will be accepted within the zones purchased as usual
  • National Rail tickets valid for cross-London travel will be accepted on buses on reasonable alternative routes
  • Pay as you go fares will be charged for services used and will not be refunded
  • Service delay refunds are suspended during strike action

Nigel Holness, Director of Network Operations for London Underground, said:

Should the planned strike action go ahead there will be substantial disruption. We will do everything possible to ensure customers can get around on alternative transport services and have the right information to help them do this.

We are committed to ensuring that our employees are able to maintain a good balance between their work and personal lives and we have been working closely with the unions on new ways to achieve this. I encourage the Aslef leadership to continue working with us constructively rather than moving towards unnecessary strike action.

Read more: Crunch talks continue to avoid mass disruption from Thursday's Tube strike