Evening update: Latest TfL Tube strike advice
Well over a third of Tube trains currently in operation, with more expected during evening peak Full service expected to resume tomorrow morning Well over a third of London s Tube trains are operating despite a strike on London Underground called by the
* Well over a third of Tube trains currently in operation, with more expected during evening peak
* Full service expected to resume tomorrow morning
Well over a third of London's Tube trains are operating despite a strike on London Underground called by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions, and more are expected later during the evening peak. Passengers will have a service on almost all of London's Tube lines. The District line will now run a service between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington during the evening peak, and the Piccadilly line will serve Heathrow 123 from Acton Town.
Ahead of the strike, TSSA union Gerry Doherty leader predicted that London would be "paralysed" by the strike. This prediction has not been borne out by the reality, with services currently operating as follows:
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* A good service is operating on the Northern line, although some stations are currently closed.
* A service is operating on the Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Victoria.
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* The Jubilee line is operating a service between Finchley Road and Stanmore, and between Waterloo and Stratford.
* The Bakerloo line is operating between Queen's Park and Elephant & Castle.
* The District line is operating between Wimbledon / Ealing Broadway in the West and Barking in the East.
* The Metropolitan line is operating between Baker Street and all northern branches of the line, with all stations open.
* The Piccadilly line is operating between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters and between Acton Town and Heathrow 123.
* The Hammersmith & City line is operating between Hammersmith and Baker Street
* Services are also running on East and on the West of the Central line.
The situation is fluid, with other Tube services operating when possible. Disruption is possible, and passengers are advised to check before travelling on www.tfl.gov.uk
Good services are operating on the bus network, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, and Tramlink. Extra bus services have been provided, along with extra capacity for an additional 10,000 journeys on river services, marshalled taxi ranks, and guided cycle rides. Volunteers are on hand at bus, Tube, and rail stations to help passengers and distribute walking maps and other useful information.
Mike Brown, MD London Underground, said:
"We are doing everything to run as many Tube services as possible this evening, and we are providing extra buses, river services, and other alternatives. Londoners will face some disruption, but well over a third of Tube trains are running and we will get people home. The paralysis of London predicted by the leadership of the TSSA union has failed to materialise, and we are confident of running a good service tomorrow morning."
"The RMT and TSSA leaderships have chosen to disrupt Londoners for no good reason. The safety argument they deployed - which has never been raised in any formal forum - is completely without foundation. It is simple scaremongering designed to mask their wish to strike.
"Londoners will doubtless find it incredible that the two union leaderships have pursued this action when they have been given cast-iron assurances that the staffing changes we are making come with no compulsory redundancies, that every station that currently has a ticket office will retain one, and that every station will remain staffed at all times.