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JANUARY TUBE STRIKE: London prepares for six days of significant disruption starting 7 January



The impending strike by members of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union is set to cause significant disruptions across the London Tube network, starting from the evening of Sunday 7 January, and continuing until the morning of Friday 12 January.


Transport for London (TfL) has warned customers to expect little or no service during this period, as talks continue in an attempt to avert the strike action.

TfL has outlined the expected disruptions in detail:


On Sunday 7 January, Tube services will end earlier than usual. Passengers are advised to complete their journeys by 17:30. However, lines serving the Emirates will try to operate for longer to accommodate football fans, who are encouraged to head to the trains immediately after the match as services will begin to close from 19:30.


From Monday 8 January, to Thursday 11 January, severe disruptions are anticipated, with almost no Tube service expected to operate.


On Friday 12 January, Tube services will commence later than normal, but a good service is expected to resume by midday.


While alternative transportation options like the London Overground, Elizabeth line, DLR, and Tram services will still be available, they may experience last-minute changes and increased passenger loads. TfL has advised customers to check before travelling.

Taxi demand is set to be higher than usual should the strike action take place. Taxi fares will not increase due to demand and remain at the regulated prices.


Glynn Barton, TfL's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We are disappointed that RMT is planning strike action in response to our offer of a five percent pay increase. We have been clear throughout our productive discussions with our trade unions that this offer is the most we can afford while ensuring that we can operate safely, reliably and sustainably.


“We encourage the RMT to engage with us to avoid disruption for Londoners. We would like to advise anyone travelling during the strike days to check before they travel."

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