London Tube strikes October 2023: How to get around London during walkouts

We’ve compiled a guide to get around the capital during the train and Tube strikes this week.
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London commuters are set to face more travel disruption this week as a fresh series of Tube strikes will take place,

Around 3,500 Tube station staff, who are members of the RMT union, will walk out on Wednesday October 4 and Friday October 6 over job losses and safety concerns.

There is also a separate planned strike action by the Aslef union on the national rail network Wednesday October 4, with severe disruption on a number of train networks.

We’ve compiled a guide to get around the capital during the strikes this week.

How to get around London on Wednesday October 4

The RMT and Aslef unions will both take strike action on Wednesday October 4.

16 train companies will be affected by the Aslef walkouts. They include Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, c2c, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Greater Anglia, GTR Great Northern Thameslink, Great Western Railway, Island Line, LNER, Northern Trains, Southeastern, Southern/Gatwick Express, South Western Railway, TransPennine Express and West Midlands Trains.

The London Underground will be impacted by the RMT strikes.

Transport for London (TfL) says most Tube services will be severely impacted or will not run on Wednesday with disruption expected to carry on till Thursday morning.

On the London Overground there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 10.45pm each night. Replacement buses will be in operation.

While the Tube network may be disrupted the Elizabeth line, DLR and Tram network are expected to run a good service.

Buses are also running as normal but are expected to be busier than usual.

The Heathrow express will be running reduced service every half an hour between 7am and 7pm.

Eurostar will also be running as normal, however passengers will need to plan their journeys to London St Pancras International.

Walking or cycling may be quicker for some journeys and Santander Cycles or Boris Bikes are available across London.

Black Cabs, Uber, and Bolt will also be on hand to help people needing to get to their location.

We’ve compiled a guide to get around the capital during the Tube strikes this week.We’ve compiled a guide to get around the capital during the Tube strikes this week.
We’ve compiled a guide to get around the capital during the Tube strikes this week.

How to get around London on Friday October 6

On Friday there will be disruptions to London Underground services.

TfL says most Tube services will be severely impacted or will not run on Friday with disruption expected to continue till Saturday morning. The Night Tube will also not operate on Friday.

Normal service is expected on the London Overground, Elizabeth line, DLR and tram network.

Normal service is expected on the Heathrow express.

Eurostar will also be running as normal, however passengers will need to plan their journeys to London St Pancras International.

Walking or cycling may be quicker for some journeys and Santander Cycles or Boris Bikes are available across London.

Black Cabs, Uber, and Bolt will also be on hand to help people needing to get to their location.