Train strikes 2024: TfL London Overground workers to walk out for two days in March over pay

The RMT union called off strike action on February 19 and 20 for further talks with Arriva Rail London but no resolution has been found.
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Transport for London (TfL) has asked London Overground customers to check before they travel next week due to planned strike action.

More than 300 London Overground workers, who are members of the RMT union, are set to walk out on Monday March 4 and Tuesday March 5, causing major disruption.

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The RMT union called off strike action on February 19 and 20 after the union received an improved pay offer.

But a union spokesperson told LondonWorld that the March dates remain in place while members vote on the new offer.

TfL says talks are ongoing between Arriva Rail London and the RMT union but no resolution has yet been found.

RMT members, employed by Arriva Rail London, which operates the London Overground for TfL, plan to strike, although London Overground will still offer a more limited service.

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No service is expected before 8am or after 6pm on March 4 and 5 on the following routes, with those that do operate expected to be busier than normal:

  • Gospel Oak - Barking Riverside (which will become the Suffragette line)
  • Stratford – Richmond/Clapham Junction (which will become the Mildmay line)
  • Highbury & Islington – Clapham Junction/West Croydon/Crystal Palace/New Cross (which will become the Windrush line)

Customers travelling on these lines are advised to consider alternative routes, allow extra time for their journey and to check before they travel. 

If travelling on these days, customers are advised that the following stations will be closed and London Overground services will not stop there. 

  • Haggerston
  • Hoxton
  • Rotherhithe
  • Shadwell
  • Shoreditch High Street
  • Wapping

Additional stations may be closed at short notice and some stations will be open but may be unstaffed. 

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London Underground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams and London buses are expected to operate as normal but could be busier than normal. 

Trish Ashton, TfL’s director of rail and sponsored services, said: “We urge the RMT and Arriva Rail London to continue to work together to find a resolution and call this strike off.  Customers planning to use London Overground services are urged to check before they travel, allow extra time for their journeys, and check the TfL website or the TfL Go app for the latest travel information.”