Tube strike: How can I get around London during walkout?

A widespread strike by Transport for London staff has seen the Tube community shut throughout town centre at this time.

Disruption is anticipated to proceed till after 8am on Tuesday 7 June.

TfL is advising prospects to “keep away from travelling the place doable on Monday 6 June” and to “keep away from travelling earlier than 8.00” on Tuesday.

“If you should journey, enable extra time on your journey,” reads the recommendation.

However in the event you do have an important journey, how will you get round London at this time?


Buses are working as regular. Nevertheless, TfL warns that companies and routes shall be busier than regular, notably buses from Nationwide Rail stations.

“Enable extra time on your journey and take into account strolling or biking in the event you can,” advises TfL.

London Overground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams and Nationwide Rail companies

Companies will run usually however are anticipated to be busier than normal. Travellers are suggested to permit extra time for his or her journeys and take into account alternate options.

“If you’re utilizing Nationwide Rail and different TfL companies from stations additionally served by London Underground, examine earlier than you journey for doable station closures,” says TfL.

Driving and cabs

Travellers can nonetheless full journeys by automotive, though roads are anticipated to be busier than normal.

Strolling and biking

A lot of London’s Zone 1 is walkable relying on the place you should get to; TfL has launched a strolling Tube map to assist travellers higher navigate and plan journeys on foot.

Biking can also be a handy choice – in keeping with TfL, “You’re by no means greater than 600 metres from a Santander Cycle rent level in central London”. Santander bikes value £2 for limitless 30-minute journeys inside a 24-hour interval. Journeys longer than half-hour value an extra £2 per journey.

Electrical scooters

There are rental e-scooter trials working within the following London boroughs:

  • Camden
  • Metropolis of London
  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Lambeth (north of the borough solely)
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets (restricted parking at Canary Wharf and a few TfL stations)
  • Westminster

Travellers can rent e-scooters from Dott, Lime and TIER by way of their cell apps.

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