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

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

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

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

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

However for those who do have an important journey, how will you get round London at this time?


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

“Permit extra time in your journey and think about strolling or biking for those who can,” advises TfL.

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

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

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

Driving and cabs

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

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 – based on 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 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 cellular apps.

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