TfL asks passengers to only travel if essential as strike action disrupts tube and bus networks

Transport for London is strongly encouraging customers to avoid travelling on the Tube and only travel if essential on the rest of the network until 8am tomorrow (Saturday 20 August).

This is due to industrial action by the RMT on London Underground and London Overground station staff on 19 August, as well as by Unite on some London buses on 19 and 20 August.

RMT strike action on national rail services will also impact services on London Underground, London Overground and the Elizabeth line from 18-21 August. Customers are advised to plan ahead, check before they travel and leave more time for their journey.

In addition, strike action by ASLEF train drivers tomorrow (Saturday 13 August) will significantly disrupt the London Overground network. Customers should use alternative routes.

Unite is undertaking strike action on some London bus services on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August, which will impact some routes through west and northwest London and parts of Hertfordshire and Surrey. Several routes will not be operating throughout the day and there will be no Night Bus service on affected routes on Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August. A full list of affected routes is available below and on TfL’s webpage.

TfL says walking or cycling may be quicker for some journeys and planning tools are available to plan walking journeys. Santander Cycles will be available, with teams ensuring that bikes are distributed at key locations according to demand. Rental e-scooters are also available to hire in some London boroughs.

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