Tube strike LIVE – Travel chaos in London as TFL workers face London Tube delays expected throughout the day

TUBE stations are closed today due to strikes – meaning travel chaos for those returning to work after the holiday break.

The London Underground advised people not to travel and warned of severe disruptions across the network from the start of operations on Monday until 8am on Tuesday.

Members of the Rail, Shipping and Transport Union (RMT) are taking industrial action over jobs and pensions.

Transport for London (TfL) said some train services will operate but many stations, particularly those in central and south London, will be closed while others may only be open for limited times.

Other TfL services, including DLR, London Overground and Trams, are unaffected by the industrial action and will be operational but at heavier loads.

TfL said no proposals on pensions or working conditions had been tabled and no one would lose their job as a result of the proposals tabled.

Under previous funding agreements, the government has asked TfL to work towards achieving financial sustainability of its operations by April 2023.

Read our Tube Strikes live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Use of electric scooters

    In light of the Tube Strike, there are alternative ways to get around London.

    Some boroughs offer electric scooters for hire, which is the only way to legally ride them in London.

    These areas are Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.

  • For millions of anniversary revelers, the party is over

    The party is over for the millions of people who took part in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the bank holiday long weekend.

    Concluding the four days of pageantry, pageantry and partying, the Queen said she remains “committed” to serving the nation “to the best of her ability”.

    The 96-year-old monarch was absent from much of the celebrations, appearing in person for just over 27 minutes throughout the weekend.

    Thousands of people in The Mall treated the Queen to an eccentric, hilarious and imaginative carnival-like performance on the balconies on Sunday night after the Platinum Pageant, which told the story of her life and the nation.

    She was flanked by her three heirs – son, grandson and great-grandson – who offered a glimpse into the future of the monarchy.

  • Londoners share their misery as strikes throw capital into chaos

    A 24-hour strike has swept the London Underground network this morning, with action due to last until 8am Tuesday.

    And Londoners are venting their frustration on social media.

    One disgruntled traveler said: “The subway strike made me realize I took my commute for granted.”

    Meanwhile, another beamed: “Very wet morning in London and now stuck on a bus due to the Tube strike. What fun.”

  • TfL says no proposals on pensions have been tabled

    TfL said no proposals on pensions or working conditions had been tabled and no one would lose their job as a result of the proposals tabled.

    Under previous funding agreements, the government has asked TfL to work towards achieving financial sustainability of its operations by April 2023.

    TfL has proposed not recruiting around 500 to 600 posts once they become vacant.

  • ‘Toxic’ strike action on the London Underground

    Commuters complained about the ‘toxic’ strike action on the London Underground as they faced long delays.

    They took to Twitter to describe the stress of increasing traffic on the roads and crawling buses.

    One wrote: “With traffic jammed, it won’t be long today.”

    Another said: “It’s disgusting. They make more money than any UK public service or frontline job. And they strike again, wreaking havoc/financial trouble across London.”

  • What should commuters do?

    Commuters should always check and plan their journey before they travel to see if the lines will be severely impacted.

    Visit our blog for the latest updates and news.

    You can also use the official TFL website to check for closures and disruptions.

  • Pictured: RMT workers picket outside London Bridge Station

    A 24-hour tube strike is affecting London this morning.

    Delays and cancellations are expected by 8am Tuesday morning.

    The picture below shows RMT union members at a picket line outside London Bridge tube station around 7am this morning.

    Transport for London has advised the public not to travel on the tube network today due to a strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union over proposals to cut 600 jobs.

    Photo credit: LNP
  • TFL tweets about disruptions to the London Underground network

    Transport for London tweeted: “For Monday 6th June

    “We will keep as many stations open as possible, but we expect this strike to cause severe disruption and the closure of many subway stations.”

  • Hiking and cycling are good options

    Londoners are never more than 600m from a Santander Cycle rental location in the center of the capital.

    Meanwhile, Brompton Bike Hire offers free bike hire at its docks across London.

    Many parts of Zone 1 are walkable and people are advised to walk or cycle where possible.

    Walking and cycling maps of the West End and the City of London can be downloaded from the TfL website.

  • Tips for traveling in London

    Here are some tips from Transport for London (TfL):

    • Allow extra time to complete your trip
    • Consider walking or biking, as other lines and services are likely to be busier as people look for alternative routes
    • During the strike, follow our safer travel guidelines
    • Check status updates before you travel
  • The history of the night tube

    The first lines to adopt 24-hour service were the Central and Victoria lines on August 19, 2016.

    Central line services operate between Ealing Broadway and Loughton/Hainault while the entire Victoria Line remains open.

    Services were then introduced on the Northern Line and the Piccadilly Line joined the network.

    And in July 2017 it was announced that the London Overground, also known as the Orange Line, would operate all night on Fridays and Saturdays between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction – with an extension of service to Highbury & Islington in 2018.

    The Northern Line ran 24 hours a day from Morden via Camden Town and on to Edgeware/High Barnet with no service at the Bank’s branches or Mill Hill East.

    The Piccadilly line operated between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5 with no services on the Terminal 4 loop or between Uxbridge and Acton Town.

  • Londoners advised not to travel this morning

    The London Underground advised people not to travel and warned of severe disruptions across the network from the start of operations on Monday until 8am on Tuesday.

    Members of the Rail, Shipping and Transport Union (RMT) are taking industrial action over jobs and pensions.

    Transport for London (TfL) said some train services will operate but many stations, particularly those in central and south London, will be closed while others may only be open for limited times.

  • London companies ‘disappointed’ by RMT strike

    Richard Burge, chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are extremely disappointed that the RMT has called a mass strike by TfL workers so close to the Queen’s Jubilee weekend when London will be packed with visitors.

    “The last two years have hit London disproportionately hard and the capital is desperate to regain a sense of normality after two turbulent years.

    “This strike now puts TfL in a position to recommend Londoners to work from home.

    “Ultimately this will only hurt the London economy and it is time for TfL to settle their dispute with the RMT so we can rebuild wealth and show the world that London is an open business.”

  • RMT chief DEMANDS face-to-face meeting with mayor

    Secretary-General Mick Lynch said: “We are calling for a face-to-face meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan to sort out this mess.

    “There is no point in our union continuing to sit opposite management representatives who have neither the inclination nor the authority to negotiate an agreement when the power lies with the mayor.”

  • Why is there a strike today?

    London faces a 24-hour tube exit today.

    The RMT said under the current proposals 600 jobs will be lost, employment contracts torn up and the looming threat to pensions remains.

  • TfL apologizes for the impact of today’s strike

    Andy Lord, TfL Chief Operating Officer, said: “I would like to apologize to London for the impact this strike will have on travel.

    “We know it will hurt London and the economy at a time when public transport is playing a crucial role in the capital’s recovery.

    “While our focus will always be to help everyone travel around London whenever they want, the expected impact of the RMT’s action means we have to advise people to only travel when necessary, as many stations may be closed .

    “Alternatives to the subway, including the bus and rail networks, are likely to be much busier than usual and we expect the severe disruption caused by this strike to continue into the morning of June 7th.

    “No changes have been proposed on pensions and no one has or will lose their job as a result of the proposals we have laid out.

    “Working with us to find a solution is the best course of action to avoid the disruption this strike will cause to Londoners and the economy.”

  • DLR and Overground services are still running

    Transport for London (TfL) said some train services will operate but many stations, particularly those in central and south London, will be closed while others may only be open for limited times.

    Other TfL services, including DLR, London Overground and Trams, are unaffected by the industrial action and will be operational but at heavier loads.

    TfL said no proposals on pensions or working conditions had been tabled and no one would lose their job as a result of the proposals tabled.

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