Bakerloo line staff will strike on two Saturdays in February, the ASLEF union has announced.
On Saturday 4 and Saturday 11 February, ASLEF members on the Bakerloo line will not be working. The industrial action is being taken due to a dispute over plans to allow trains to park up in sidings and depots at the end of the route without anyone first checking whether any passengers are still on board.
ASLEF claims that managers want to remove these checks as part of cost-cutting measures, saying that it would put passengers and staff at risk.
The extent of the effect that this strike action will have on the Bakerloo line — and possible knock-on effects on other lines — isn't yet known.
The ASLEF union has already announced train strikes for earlier that same week. Staff at 14 train operating companies nationally will be on strike on Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 February. Some companies including Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink have already said they won't be running any services on these days if the strikes go ahead.