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 as we speak.

Disruption is anticipated to proceed till mid-morning on Wednesday 22 June.

TfL is advising clients to “keep away from journey if attainable” on Tuesday and to “keep away from making Tube journeys till mid-morning” on Wednesday as “disruption is prone to proceed”.

On Tuesday, travellers are suggested to finish their journeys earlier than 6pm, with little or no service anticipated throughout a lot of the London Underground; on Wednesday, no Tube providers will run earlier than 8am.

“If it is advisable journey, anticipate extreme disruption, Permit extra time to your journey,” says TfL.

However in case you do have a vital journey, how will you get round London over the following two days?


Buses are working as regular. Nevertheless, TfL warns that providers and routes can be a lot busier than typical.

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

London Overground

A lowered service is working on London Overground from 7.30am, with round half of all providers prone to run. Nevertheless, travellers are instructed to finish their journeys by 6pm.


DLR providers are working as regular however are prone to be extraordinarily busy; some stations additionally served by the Tube could have to shut.

Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth line will run a lowered service all day.

London Trams

A lowered tram service is prone to run.

Nationwide Rail providers

Nationwide rail providers will begin later and end a lot sooner than typical, between 7.30am and 6.30pm.


Coach providers from London to airports, regional, nationwide and worldwide locations are anticipated to be very busy this week. TfL advises travellers to:

  • Ebook forward the place attainable
  • Verify together with your operator for any adjustments
  • Arrive at your departure level (together with Victoria Coach Station) nicely upfront of your scheduled departure

Driving and cabs

Travellers can nonetheless full journeys by automobile, though roads are anticipated to be busier than typical. ULEZ and Congestion charging will stay in place throughout the week and won’t be affected by the commercial motion.

Strolling and biking

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

Biking can be a handy choice – in accordance 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.

TfL is enhancing Santander Cycle rent providers, with 9 central London hubs open on Tuesday 21 June, together with three extra hubs at:

  • Soho Sq., Soho
  • Brushfield Avenue, Victoria
  • Abbey Orchard Avenue, Liverpool Avenue

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.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has providers alongside the Thames working each 20 minutes all through the day from early within the morning till midnight. That is significantly helpful for these travelling between central London and the O2 venue in North Greenwich.

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