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

A widespread strike by Transport for London employees has seen the Tube community shut throughout the town centre at present.

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

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

“If it’s essential to journey, permit extra time on your journey,” reads the recommendation.

However if you happen to do have a vital journey, how are you going to get round London at present?


Buses are working as regular. Nevertheless, TfL warns that providers and routes might be busier than regular, significantly buses from Nationwide Rail stations.

“Permit extra time on your journey and think about strolling or biking if you happen to can,” advises TfL.

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

Providers will run usually however are anticipated to be busier than common. Travellers are suggested to permit extra time for his or her journeys and think about alternate options.

“In case you are utilizing Nationwide Rail and different TfL providers from stations additionally served by London Underground, test earlier than you journey for attainable station closures,” says TfL.

Driving and cabs

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

Strolling and biking

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

Biking can be a handy possibility – in response to TfL, “You’re by no means greater than 600 metres from a Santander Cycle rent level in central London”. Santander bikes price £2 for limitless 30-minute journeys inside a 24-hour interval. Journeys longer than half-hour price a further £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 cellular apps.

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