LONDONERS are this morning facing the first full day of disruption on the Tube, following the RMT union’s decision to strike for 48 hours.
London Underground workers began walkouts at 9pm last night, and Transport for London said services will not get back to normal until Thursday morning. A second wave of strike action is scheduled for next week unless the RMT can come to a truce with TfL over ticket office closures.
The RMT said negotiators for the Underground “have refused to move one inch from their stance of closing every ticket office”, while TfL maintains that there will be no compulsory job losses.
TRAINS running from 7am to 11pm
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BACK TO NORMAL on Thursday morning
HOW TO GET AROUND DURING THE TUBE STRIKES
TfL hopes to run trains between Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle around every six minutes in both directions.
Not stopping at Edgware Road, Embankment, Kilburn Park, Lambeth North, Maida Vale, Piccadilly Circus or Regent’s Park.
No service operating through the central area. TfL plans to run trains between Epping and Leytonstone around every ten minutes in both directions and between West Ruislip and White City around every 10-15 minutes.
Shut. See District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan.
Plans to run trains between Barking and Wimbledon every 12 minutes in both directions and between Ealing Broadway and Tower Hill every 12 minutes.
These trains would not stop at Aldgate East, Blackfriars, Gloucester Road, Sloane Square, Stepney Green, or Temple.
HAMMERSMITH & CITY
Plans to run trains between Hammersmith and Aldgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Barbican, Euston Square or Great Portland Street.
Plans to run trains between Wembley Park and Stratford around every seven minutes in both directions.
These trains would not stop at Bermondsey, Canada Water, St John’s Wood, Southwark and Swiss Cottage.
Plans to run trains between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Barbican,
Euston Square or Great Portland Street.
Trains on the whole line, every five minutes on both the Bank and Charing Cross branches. These trains would not stop at Angel, Borough, Chalk Farm, Charing Cross, Clapham North, Clapham South, Colliers Wood, Embankment, Goodge Street, Hampstead, Leicester Square, Mill Hill East, Mornington Crescent, Old Street, Oval, South Wimbledon, Tooting Bec and Warren Street.
No service through the central area. Trains between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 around every 20 minutes in both directions, and between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters around every 12 minutes in both directions. Not stopping at Heathrow Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Hounslow West or Southgate.
Plans to run trains between Seven Sisters and Victoria every five minutes in both directions, extending down to Brixton when possible. Not stopping at Pimlico, Vauxhall and Warren Street.
WATERLOO & CITY
BARCLAYS CYCLE HIRE
Operating but likely to be busier than usual.
Two trains an hour.
Extra river boat services during peak hours
Congestion charge still in operation
TfL volunteers to help at stations