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.