Tube Revenue Strikes Friday And Next Week

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 51 months ago
Tube Revenue Strikes Friday And Next Week

ticketmachine_050214There's another type of tube strike happening this Friday (7 February), and next Monday (10 February) and Friday (14 February), but nothing like as disruptive as a network walk-out. No: this is a 'revenue strike'.

At 9.30am-11.30am and 6.30pm-8.30pm on these days, RMT members working at tube stations will open the gates, not issue penalty fares and won't check tickets. They also won't sell tickets and will power down ticket machines or not help with their use.

Gates will still have power so your Oyster card will work, and we wouldn't for a moment suggest Pay As You Go users not swipe in. That would of course be fare evasion and we don't know if the Travel Ambassadors who are currently helping out at stations will also be deployed as ticket inspectors. We're just telling you so that you know why the gates are open and none of the machines work. That's all.

You can read more detail about the revenue strike in this RMT leaflet (PDF), or read more about the reasons behind the strikes.

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Last Updated 06 February 2014


From talking to my colleagues, the revenue strike whilst a good idea in theory but fraught with problems. Main problem is if we staff do it, we will be in breach of contract.


Are they insane? Fire the lot of them. If you don't want to do your job properly there are hundreds of people who will.

Liza Radley

Going on strike is a breach of contract! This is no more or less legal than striking. And it *was* voted for, just as the strikes were: in fact, there was a bigger majority for 'action short of strikes'. I think it's a great idea.

boris 'pinweiner' johnson

i am the mayor

Dave Kidd

Why on earth, in an age when cars are driven automatically on public roads (by robots) in Arizona, are we still so dependent on manual drivers and staff on the London Underground? It isn't safety, because driverless cars have every hazard in the book to negotiate.
There are totally automated underground systems in the far east. Why can't we have them here? Is it a total co-incidence that the contract for (non-automatic) trains on Cross-rail was announced yesterday?
It should be a requirement that all new trains for use in the UK must be capable of automated running.


Since I'm self employed this still doesn't compensate for 1000 lost revenue