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How to get around London during rail and TfL strikes next week


How to get around London during rail and TfL strikes next week

As well as national rail and the Underground, the Overground and the Elizabeth Line are expected to be impacted.

Londoners may struggle to travel around the city next week, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday, while commuters may face difficulty getting in and out of the city.

Find out below which public transport services are affected and how to get around London during the strikes.

Public transport on Wednesday, March 15

London Underground drivers belonging to the Aslef union, as well as station staff belonging to the RMT union, will strike on March 15, so the tube will be closed.

The Elizabeth Line, Overground, DLR, and trams are expected to run as normal, but trains may not stop at Tube stations. These services may also be busier than usual as commuters avoid the Tube.

Similarly, London buses will run as normal but are expected to be busier than usual as people seek alternative transport options.

Public transport on Thursday, March 16

The effects of the Tube strike on March 15 will continue into the morning of March 16. Underground services will start later than usual on Thursday.

RMT has called off the Network Rail strike on March 16, but union members at 14 train operators are still set to walk out.

Therefore, rail services in and out of London may be disrupted. Trains may be cancelled and there will likely be a reduced service.

This strike will also impact some parts of the District and Bakerloo lines.

Additionally, the London Overground, which is often affected by rail strikes, may be disrupted, as will the Elizabeth Line. There will be a reduced service on the Elizabeth Line, which will run in three separate parts.

However, as the Network Rail strike is off, disruption on the Overground may be limited.

Public transport on Friday, March 17

There are no strikes on Friday, but the impacts of Thursday’s strike will be felt on Friday.

Services affected by Thursday’s strikes (such as the Overground and Elizabeth Line) are expected to be disrupted until late morning.

Other public transport services, like the Tube and London buses, should run as normal.

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