So the London Tube Strikes are going ahead! What’s it all about?!
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Current situation: All London Underground services have now resumed. While it started off well, as Friday morning rush hour begins, several lines are now starting to buckle. First Great Western has a limited service between London, West England and Wales.
The Circle line is now suspended going clockwise. The Hammersmith and City line has no service between Liverpool Street and Barking. The Metropolitan line has no service between Baker Street and Aldgate, and the Waterloo and City line has been suspended.
Wednesday 8th July 2015
This week London underground is set to become a chaotic standstill. At 18:30pm this evening the London underground and First Great Western trains will not be running at all.
The short of it..
The strikes are happening due to a dispute over a pay increase ahead of the 24hour night tube which should launch later this year in London.
The strike will last for 24hours starting 6:30pm on Wednesday 8th July to Thursday 9th July.
First Great Western will be affected from Thursday 9th july to the start of Saturday 11th july
PLAN an alternative route!
The DLR, London over ground, buses and national rail will all still be running. TFL has put out an extra 200 buses on the roads. It is of course expected to be crazy busy so make sure you give yourself enough time between journeys.
You can of course WALK, CYCLE or even RUN to your preferred destination.
If there is a chance for you to drive to work; you can also do that or grab a taxi.
Theres an App for that…
Check out City Mapper to calculate your route for you!!
Gotta Love that London Life 🙂