TfL Tube strike – live: London grinds to a halt as nearly entire Underground network shuts down

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On high of a nationwide rail strike, in the present day sees large-scale industrial motion shut down transport throughout the capital.

London Underground employees have staged a 24-hour walkout, with all Tube strains totally or partly suspended.

Folks have been suggested to keep away from travelling the place attainable till mid-morning on Wednesday.

The one transport choices that stay unaffected are buses, DLR and tram providers, although all are anticipated to be busier than regular.

The Elizabeth line is working with extreme delays, whereas London Overground is working a diminished service till 6.30pm, with round half of scheduled trains working.

That is the fourth Tube strike of 2022 thus far.

The RMT union has stated the dispute, which has led to each in the present day’s Tube strike and rail strikes throughout the nation this week, is over job cuts, pay freezes and dealing circumstances.

“The RMT helps the marketing campaign for a sq. deal for all working folks within the face of the cost-of-living disaster, and our present marketing campaign is part of that extra basic marketing campaign which implies that public providers need to be correctly funded and all employees correctly paid with good circumstances,” it stated in an announcement.

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Cycle rent up 46 per cent

As Londoners try to get across the capital throughout in the present day’s Tube strike, cycle use is hovering.

  • Tube noticed 80,000 entries/exits, 95 per cent down on final Tuesday
  • There have been 1.42 million journeys made on London buses, 7 per cent up from final week
  • Santander Cycle hires have elevated by 46 per cent in comparison with yesterday

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 12:01

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Why are Tube employees hanging?

In the present day’s Tube strike is linked to larger industrial motion occurring throughout the British rail community, with the dispute focusing round working circumstances, pay freezes and the erosion of advantages.

In an announcement, the RMT union claimed that, “on account of transport austerity” brought on by the Conservative authorities “slashing £4bn of funding from Nationwide Rail and Transport for London”, the practice firms have taken choices to:

  • Assault the Railway Pension Scheme and the TfL scheme, diluting advantages, making workers work longer and making them poorer in retirement, whereas paying elevated contributions.
  • Reduce 1000’s of jobs throughout the rail community whereas not giving a assure of no obligatory redundancies.
  • Chopping security inspections on the infrastructure by 50 per cent with the intention to facilitate mass redundancies.
  • Assault phrases, circumstances and dealing practices in a type of inside hearth and re-hire, together with decreasing current salaries and rising the working week.
  • Re-starting the disputes on the function and accountability of the guard and big cuts to catering providers.
  • Closing each ticket workplace in Britain whatever the accessibility wants of the range of passengers
  • Chopping actual pay for many of our members by means of prolonged pay freezes and nicely beneath RPI inflation pay proposals.

The union stated: “Confronted with such an aggressive agenda of cuts to jobs, circumstances, pay and pensions, RMT has no selection however to defend our members industrially to cease this race to the underside.”

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 11:34

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Elizabeth line is working with extreme delays

The Elizabeth line is working between Paddington and Liverpool Avenue however with extreme delays.

A diminished service is working between Paddington and Studying / Heathrow Airport and between Liverpool Avenue and Shenfield as a result of in the present day’s strike motion.

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 11:04

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Londoners informed to ‘keep away from journey’

TfL’s official recommendation is as follows:

“On Tuesday 21 June, keep away from travelling if you happen to can. If you have to journey, full your journey earlier than 18:00.

“On Wednesday 22 June, keep away from travelling on the Tube earlier than mid-morning.”

Nevertheless, when you have a vital journey to make, there are some choices accessible: buses, DLR and Tram providers ought to be working as regular (although shall be a lot busier); London Overground is working a diminished service till 6.30pm; the Elizabeth line is working with extreme delays; and strolling, biking, e-scooters and cabs all present alternate options.

Learn our full information to getting round throughout the strike:

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 10:42

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Disruption to proceed into Wednesday morning

In the present day’s Tube strike is more likely to proceed impacting journey within the capital into Wednesday.

TfL has stated that no London Underground providers shall be working till after 8am on 22 June, and has particularly suggested folks to keep away from travelling till mid-morning.

The TfL recommendation states: “Keep away from making Tube journeys till mid-morning – disruption is more likely to proceed.

“Diminished service on the London Overground and Elizabeth line till mid-morning.”

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 10:07

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All strains suspended or half suspended

All strains are totally or partly suspended throughout in the present day’s Tube strike, with no trains working on eight London Underground strains:

  • Bakerloo
  • Victoria
  • Piccadilly
  • Metropolitan
  • Jubilee
  • Hammersmith & Metropolis
  • Circle
  • Waterloo & Metropolis

The Central, Northern and District Strains are half suspended – no trains are working by means of central London, however they’re providing some sporadic providers within the outer Zones.

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 09:43

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Good morning and welcome to The Impartial’s journey liveblog. We’ll be bringing you all the most recent updates all through the day.

Helen Coffey21 June 2022 09:33

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