Next Week’s Tube Strike Will Go Ahead

A 24-hour strike by London Underground staff belonging to the TSSA and RMT unions will begin at 6.30pm on Sunday evening, meaning that much of the network will experience widespread disruption all through Monday, November 29.

Talks between the unions and management were held earlier this week, with the former offering to suspend any industrial action for three months if LU agreed to carry out a review into the impact of reduced ticket office hours, which the unions argue is a precursor to widespread job losses. But with no agreement forthcoming, the workers are to press on with their strike, the fourth in recent months. In previous strikes, TfL has claimed that up to 40% of services ran normally, but for many commuters it will be a tough haul into work.

TfL have released details (PDF) about the services they expect to run. The Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Central lines will close early on Sunday evening, while some stations may close at 7pm — best check TfL’s website before you go anyplace. The Circle line won’t be operating, and there will be no service in Zone 1 on the Piccadilly line.

As before, the DLR and London Overground should run normally, though they will be subject to increased passenger traffic, while some other lines are likely to run “special services” that stop at interchanges but skip smaller stations. TfL has published a list (PDF again) of all the stations that will be closed. The weather on Monday is currently forecast at a high of 2 degrees, with a mixture of light snow and white cloud.

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  • MattFromLondonist

    From a purely selfish perspective, that suits me just fine. Their ‘special service’ on the Northern Line is actually much quicker than normal for me, as it misses out all the inbetweeny stops.

  • Anonymous

    From a purely selfish perspective, that suits me just fine. Their ‘special service’ on the Northern Line is actually much quicker than normal for me, as it misses out all the inbetweeny stops.

  • Tristan

    In the midst of financial problems a strike is the most selfish act one can imagine. London would not be the powerhouse it us without the underground but consistently fails to live up to the standards of the world city we are. Between horrible maintainance (signal failure anyone?), weekend closures and strikes, one can see why Parisians prefer theirs.

  • Tristan

    In the midst of financial problems a strike is the most selfish act one can imagine. London would not be the powerhouse it us without the underground but consistently fails to live up to the standards of the world city we are. Between horrible maintainance (signal failure anyone?), weekend closures and strikes, one can see why Parisians prefer theirs.

  • http://twitter.com/jollygoodvelo Lewis

    Oh good. A perfect reason to work from home on a Monday as far as I’m concerned.

  • http://twitter.com/topdowntoedown Lewis Cooper

    Oh good. A perfect reason to work from home on a Monday as far as I’m concerned.

  • Alanadonovan6

    I pay 200 a MONTH for my travel…for this? Its pathetic. It ruins everyones journey and day. They should sort it out between themselves. I would not mind working for this company, would never be working! yet the tube staff are always depressed and moody with everyone? I would be delighted not working.

  • Alanadonovan6

    I pay 200 a MONTH for my travel…for this? Its pathetic. It ruins everyones journey and day. They should sort it out between themselves. I would not mind working for this company, would never be working! yet the tube staff are always depressed and moody with everyone? I would be delighted not working.

  • Alan

    Solidarity with the strikers

  • Alan

    Solidarity with the strikers

  • someone somewhere

    well done Bob Crow, you just ruined my first day in my first job I had in two years and probably will arrive late (thanks to you) and probably be sacked (because of you), please leave your address and I’ll send my bills to you since you seriously stand behind the “workers of the world” and know what’s best for me.

  • someone somewhere

    well done Bob Crow, you just ruined my first day in my first job I had in two years and probably will arrive late (thanks to you) and probably be sacked (because of you), please leave your address and I’ll send my bills to you since you seriously stand behind the “workers of the world” and know what’s best for me.

  • Sjames200

    thank you mr crow just ruioned my nephews birth day need to get to kings x mondy

  • Sjames200

    thank you mr crow just ruioned my nephews birth day need to get to kings x mondy

  • Lady Butterfly

    Why is it the customer who always suffers? We pay vast fares for a normally very poor service anyway and those with jobs who should be pleased to be earning money and not sitting at home drawing the dole want to strike because not enough of them are working!!!!! Why don’t you all just quit and give those who do want to work hard a chance to do so? See how much YOU like sitting on your backsides at home and waiting for a job interview in the post!

  • Lady Butterfly

    Why is it the customer who always suffers? We pay vast fares for a normally very poor service anyway and those with jobs who should be pleased to be earning money and not sitting at home drawing the dole want to strike because not enough of them are working!!!!! Why don’t you all just quit and give those who do want to work hard a chance to do so? See how much YOU like sitting on your backsides at home and waiting for a job interview in the post!