The London Tube Strike Begins


The London Tube Strike Severely Reduces Service

The London tube strike has started after “last-ditch” efforts, called for by the Mayor of London, failed to reach an agreement and unions rejected a new offer from Transport for London (TfL). The strike started at 18:00 GMT. TfL warned that there would be “severely reduced service across the Tube network,” and no service at all on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines. London Mayor Sadiqu Khan tweeted, “This tube strike will cause misery to millions of Londoners.” He has instructed TfL “to continue negotiating.” Khan said the TfL’s negotiating team “will be available around the clock to resolve this dispute.” He called the strike “pointless.”

The London Tube Disruption Will Cause Issues Getting to Work

DERBY, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Completed carriages for London Underground wait to be delivered after being built at the Bombardier Transport manufacturing plant on July 16, 2014 in Derby, England. The train maker Bombardier build rolling stock for both mainline train operations and London Underground. Currently they are building the latest consignment of carriages for the London Crossrail project. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Monday will cause major problems for commuters. The majority of London Tube stations will be closed. No underground services will be available from stations such as Victoria, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge. The Piccadilly line services will run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, and 3, but not to Terminals 4 or 5. There will not be any service available on the Victoria and City lines. London will have limited services on other Tube lines in the outer areas of the city.

Approximately 100-150 buses are being added to run in the city during the strike. However, buses, roads and rail services are all expected to be much busier than usual.