RMT Strikes To Impact Tube Lines This Weekend

RMT are expected to begin strike action tomorrow, Friday 26 November, which is expected to cause severe disruption to the Tube network. Proposed strike action this weekend will take place at:

  • 04:30 26 November – 04:29 27 November (Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly & Victoria) 
  • 20:30 27 November – 04:29 28 November (Central & Victoria)  ​​​​​​​

Transport for London (TfL) will do all it can to provide as many transport options as possible, but Londoners are advised to check before they travel and leave more time for journeys.

TfL have advised us that it intends to run its day services on the lines impacted by the strike, but they are likely to be severely disrupted. TfL are still determining how many drivers will be available. 

We advise all colleagues to check before you travel. Bus services will continue to run throughout the planned strike action although are expected to be busier than normal, as will London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and London Trams. 

Customers in central London are advised to walk, cycle or use a rental e-scooter for all or part of their journeys where possible if the planned action goes ahead.

Those arriving into London via National Rail stations are encouraged to complete journeys on foot or by using Santander Cycles as buses will be busier than normal. To explore London’s cycling lanes and Santander Cycle docking stations, click here.

Tomorrow’s planned strike action is the first of two days and eight nights scheduled between now and Christmas, which will cause disruption to Londoners and the city’s recovery.

Commenting on the planned strikes, Chief Executive Jace Tyrrell commented:“It is extremely frustrating to see the Transport for London network disrupted at the most crucial moment for central London businesses. Just as trade and footfall is picking up, and hard-hit businesses are seeing a Christmas boost, this will be a blow, not only to customers, but to the 150,000 colleagues in the West End who heavily rely on public transport to get to work, particularly on two of the busiest days of the year.

We hoped that the return of the night tube would also provide further reassurance that Londoners can travel around safely and with confidence as they enjoy the festive offerings of the capital and it is frustrating to see these potential strikes undermining this.”

Thu 25 November 2021