Tube strike in London - 2-4 November 2010

Tuesday 2, November 2010


Tube strike in London - 2-4 November 2010


The RMT and TSSA unions have called a strike on the Tube starting on the evening of Tuesday 2 November.


Disruption is likely throughout Wednesday with services returning to normal on Thursday 4 November.


We'll run as many Tube services as we can, but some lines will have a restricted service and some stations will be closed. 


Please check before you travel using the tools on Tfl home page, and use an alternative route or method of transport if possible.



  • Disruption is likely to most journeys, but London Underground will run as many trains and keep as many stations open as possible - please check live travel news for the latest situation on your line and at your station before you travel
  • Volunteers will be on hand at key stations to give alternative travel options and otherwise assist passengers



  • London buses operate around 700 routes with services being boosted with over a hundred extra buses on key routes
  • Extra staff are being deployed to hubs to focus on customer service and information


DLR and London Overground

  • A normal service will operate. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected



  • Tramlink services are expected to operate as normal


River services

  • Thames Clippers will be running their normal services at reduced prices: Adult tickets £5, Travelcard holders £3.50.
  • Thames River Taxi will have extra capacity in the morning and afternoon peaks on their Putney Pier to Blackfriars Pier commuter service. Tickets from £3 (Putney to Chelsea Adult single, with a Travelcard). Payment cannot be made with an Oyster card


National Rail

  • Oyster Pay As You Go is accepted for all National Rail journeys within Greater London
  • Travelcards are also valid for travel on National Rail within the zones purchased


Roads and the Congestion Charge

  • To help keep traffic flowing, the Congestion Charge will remain in operation throughout the strike
  • We will be delaying or curtailing road works on major London roads wherever possible and are encouraging all London boroughs to take similar measures on their network. We will also work with the Metropolitan Police to minimise the impact of congestion
  • We'll be working to keep traffic flowing around major transport hubs
  • Londoners and commuters are encouraged to keep journeys by car to a minimum to enable public transport to move freely





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