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Tube strike August 2015: Guide to the disruption

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 05 August 2015

The tube is set to be exceptionally busy before the strike starts at 6.30pm this evening

The tube is set to be exceptionally busy before the strike starts at 6.30pm this evening

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Read our guide to getting through the tube strike, as drivers prepare for a walk out which starts tonight.

Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, so TfL are advising customers to complete any Tube journeys by 6.30pm, or earlier if possible, on Wednesday.

There will be around 250 extra buses on key routes, and marshalls at bus stations to help guide travellers, but bus services are still expected to be incredibly busy. TfL are reminding people that London buses no longer accept cash so customers will need to use their contactless debit or credit card or Oyster. You can find places to top up your Oyster card on this website.

There will be extra river services between central London and Canary Wharf, and central London and Putney on Thursday.

Staff on the DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services are not on strike, but these services may be affected as follows:

National Rail - National Rail routes will largely operate as normal but services are expected to be much busier than usual, so please check before you travel.

DLR - A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected. Entry and exit to DLR at Bank will be through Monument station only

London Overground - A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

Tramlink - A peak frequency service will operate throughout Thursday.

TfL Rail - A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected;

Santander Cycles - There will be extra cycle hubs from 7am - 11am and 4pm - 8pm on August 6 at:

• Abbey Orchard Street (Victoria)

• Soho Square (Soho)

• Houghton Street (Strand)

• Finsbury Square (Moorgate)

• Waterloo Place (St James)

• Chapel Place (Marylebone)

• Concert Hall Approach (Waterloo)

Coaches may provide a useful alternative means of transport, and will run more regularly on some London routes on the day of the strike;

Some of the core coach routes are as follows:

• Golders Green - Finchley Road - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

• Brent Cross - Finchley Road - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria (Green Line)

• Hillingdon - Shepherd’s Bush/Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria (Oxford Tube & X90)

• Hammersmith - Kensington - Hyde park Corner - Victoria (Green Line)

• Stratford - Bow - Aldgate - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

• Bexley - Canary Wharf - Aldgate - Embankment - Victoria Street (Commuter Services)

• Sutton - Streatham - Stockwell - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

• Eltham - Lewisham - Walworth - Elephant & Castle - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

There will also be an hourly service to Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminals 4 and 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Victoria Coach Station ticket hall, or on the operator’s websites.

To plan your journey, go to tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/


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