London rail strike: What train lines are on strike today walk out - when are last trains from London?

Each rail company has been hit by different levels of disruption, so LondonWorld rounded up what services the operators are running and when the last trains are leaving London.

Train services across London have been crippled after rail workers across the country staged a mass walk out for the fourth time this summer.

It is estimated 40,000 rail workers across the country will strike today (July 27), in a dispute over pay with Network Rail.

Network Rail staff - who run logistics and signalling across the UK train network - as well as employees at 14 different train companies are all striking today.

The industrial action is being organised the RMT Union, led by firebrand general secretary Mick Lynch.

He said: “We are at a real crossroads, with these ­anti-union proposals coming on the back of the misery caused by the cost of living crisis.

“It’s time for workers across the economy, whether you’re a member of a union or not, to take a stand, take action, before it’s too late.”

Network Rail said only around 20% of services would be running today, and urged passengers to only travel if it was absolutely necessary.

On most lines, there will be no services after 6.30pm - and the last train from King’s Cross to Edinburgh is running at 2pm.

There will be no Gatwick Express, however two trains and hour will be running from London Bridge, and the last train to Stansted is at 5.30pm.

Network Rail said that services would continue to be disrupted from tomorrow.

Each rail company has been hit by different levels of disruption, so we’ve rounded up what services the operators say are running.

A picket line is joined by Mick Lynch, Secretary-General of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, (centre) Euston station on July 27, 2022 in London, United Kingdom

Thameslink

London Victoria and Brighton

The last train will leave London at 5.50pm.

London Bridge and Brighton

Two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton, calling at London Bridge, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges, Balcombe, Hayward’s Heath, Wivelsfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Preston Park and Brighton only.

The last train will leave London at 5.35pm.

London Bridge and Gatwick Airport

Two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport, calling at London Bridge, Norwood Junction, East Croydon, Redhill, Earlswood, Salfords, Horley and Gatwick Airport only.

The last train will leave London at 6.05pm.

London Bridge and Three Bridges

Two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Three Bridges, calling at London Bridge, Norwood Junction, East Croydon, Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Horley, Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges only.

The last train will leave London at 6.05pm.

St Pancras International and Bedford

Two trains per hour will run between St Pancras International and Bedford, calling at St Pancras International, West Hampstead Thameslink, St Albans City, Harpenden, Luton Airport Parkway, Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and Bedford only.

The last train will leave London at 5.49pm.

St Pancras International and Luton

Two trains per hour will run between St Pancras International and Luton, calling at St Pancras International, Kentish Town, West Hampstead Thameslink, Cricklewood, Hendon, Mill Hill Broadway, Elstree & Borehamwood, Radlett, St Albans City, Harpenden, Luton Airport Parkway, Luton.

The last train will leave London at 5.49pm.

Southern Rail has stopped services from many areas claiming staff shortages and inability to train drivers (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Southern

London Victoria and Sutton

Two trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Sutton, calling at London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Balham, Mitcham Eastfields, Mitcham Junction, Hackbridge, Carshalton, and Sutton only.

The last train will leave London at 5.30pm.

London Victoria and Epsom Downs via Selhurst

Two trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Epsom Downs, calling at London Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, Wandsworth Common, Balham, Streatham Common, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Selhurst, West Croydon, Waddon, Wallington, Carshalton Beeches, Sutton, Belmont, Banstead and Epsom Downs only.

The last train will leave London at 5.11pm.

London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace

Two trains per hour will run between London Victoria and West Croydon, calling at London Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, Balham, Streatham Hill, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction and West Croydon only.

The last train will leave London at 5.06pm.

London Bridge and Tattenham Corner

Two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Tattenham Corner, calling at London Bridge, East Croydon, South Croydon, Purley Oaks, Reedham, Coulsdon Town, Woodmansterne, Chipstead, Kingswood, Tadworth and Tattenham Corner only.

The last train will leave London at 6.02pm.

Great Northern

King’s Cross and Ely

One train per hour will run between King’s Cross and Ely, calling at King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, Ashwell & Morden, Royston, Meldreth, Shepreth, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambridge North, Waterbeach, Ely only.

The last direct train will leave London at 3.27pm, however you will be able to get to Ely by changing at Stevenage and Cambridge on the 4.05 train.

King’s Cross and Cambridge

One train per hour will run between King’s Cross and Cambridge, calling at King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, Ashwell & Morden, Royston and Cambridge only.

The last train will leave London at 5.32pm.

King’s Cross and Peterborough

Two trains per hour will run between King’s Cross and Peterborough, calling at King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Stevenage, Hitchin, Arlesey, Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Huntingdon and Peterborough only.

The last train will leave London at 5.16pm.

King’s Cross and Welwyn Garden City

Two trains per hour will run between King’s Cross and Welwyn Garden City, calling at King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Harringay, Hornsey, Alexandra Palace, New Southgate, Oakleigh Park, New Barnet, Hadley Wood, Potters Bar, Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City only.

The last train will leave London at 6.20pm.

King’s Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North

Two trains per hour will run between King’s Cross and Stevenage, calling at King’s Cross, Finsbury Park, Harringay, Hornsey, Alexandra Palace, Bowes Park, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Grange Park, Enfield Chase, Gordon Hill, Crews Hill, Cuffley, Bayford, Hertford North, Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage only.

The last train will leave London at 5.51pm.

Gatwick Airport Express

Gatwick Express services will not run, two trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport. Trains will stop running around 6pm.

Southeastern

Southeastern says there will be a limited service running on the rail network and some routes will be closed. Only 44 out of 180 stations will be open.

No rail replacement buses will serve stations which are closed, except where pre-planned engineering work is taking place.

There will be no services to or from London Victoria or Charing Cross.

The last trains from London will be earlier:

  • St Pancras to Ashford - 5.33pm
  • London Bridge to Dartford via Woolwich - 6.04pm
  • London Bridge to Dartford via Bexleyheath - 5.54pm
  • London Bridge to Dartford via Sidcup - 5.44pm
  • London Bridge to Orpington - 6.06pm
  • London Bridge to Sevenoaks - 5.16pm

Chiltern Railways

There will be one train per hour in both directions between London Marylebone and each of Aylesbury via High Wycombe; Banbury; and Oxford Parkway.

The last trains are:

  • 3.15pm Marylebone - Banbury.
  • 4pm Marylebone - Oxford Parkway.
  • 4.15pm Marylebone - Bicester North.
  • 4.35pm Marylebone - Aylesbury (via High Wycombe; continues to Aylesbury Vale Parkway).

c2c

c2c is running two trains per hour in each direction between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness via Laindon, and the same frequency between London Fenchurch Street and Pitsea via Rainham. No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.

Last trains:

  • 5pm Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham
  • 5.05pm Fenchurch St to Shoeburyness via Laindon
  • 5.28pm Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness
  • 5.37pm Fenchurch Street to Grays via Rainham

Greater Anglia

Most Greater Anglia routes are cancelled, however one train per hour will run from Liverpool Street to Cambridge, Colchester and Norwich.

Two trains per hour will run to Stansted Airport and Southend Victoria.

Last trains from Liverpool Street to:

  • Norwich - 4.30pm
  • Colchester - 5.25pm
  • Southend - 5.30pm
  • Cambridge - 5.25pm
  • Stansted Airport - 5.40pm

South Western Railway

A “severely limited service” is running today, and only on some routes.

This includes just four trains per hour between London Waterloo and both Windsor and Woking, and two per hour between London Waterloo and both Basingstoke and Southampton, in each direction.

Four trains per hour will be running from London Waterloo via Clapham Junction to Hounslow, Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Last trains from Waterloo:

  • Windsor & Eton Riverside - 5.22pm
  • Feltham - 5.37pm
  • Southampton - 5pm
  • Basingstoke - 5.45pm
  • Woking - 5.50pm

Heathrow Express

The last train Paddington to Heathrow will be at 6.10pm.

There will be no Heathrow Express on Saturday during the strike action.

The Piccadilly line is running to Heathrow Airport as normal.

What are the train strike dates?

There are train strikes on:

  • Wednesday July 27 - with disruption continuing on Thursday July 28.
  • Saturday July 30 - with disruption continuing on Sunday July 31.
  • Thursday August 18 - with disruption continuing on Friday August 19.
  • Saturday August 20 - with disruption continuing on Sunday August 21.

There is also Tube strike organised by the RMT Union, which is due to be held on Friday August 19.