TfL strikes: London cable car to be impacted as RMT members vote for action

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TfL said the IFS Cloud Cable Car will continue operating despite the planned RMT strike.

London’s cable car linking the O2 with the Royal Docks and City Hall is to be hit by strikes over the Easter weekend - but will have enough staff to continue operating, it has been confirmed.

The RMT union has announced the results of a ballot held in March for members working on the IFS Cloud Cable Car, with 26 out of the 27 eligible to vote opting for action over payment and conditions.

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The strike is scheduled to take place over the Easter weekend, from April 7-10.

However, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the cable car will remain open, with enough non-RMT member staff to keep it running.

The London cable car connects the O2 with the Royal Docks and City Hall.The London cable car connects the O2 with the Royal Docks and City Hall.
The London cable car connects the O2 with the Royal Docks and City Hall. | AFP via Getty Images

Trish Ashton, TfL’s director of rail and sponsored services, said: “No one wants to see strike action and we are very disappointed to be notified of industrial action on the IFS Cloud Cable Car.

“We urge Mace, the operator, Doppelmayr, the maintainer, and the union to work together to try and resolve this matter and avoid the disruption to our customers.”

The RMT was approached for comment.

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What TfL services will be affected over Easter?

While noting that most lines will continue to operate as normal over the Easter weekend, TfL has announced there will be changes and closures to some of its services.

The Elizabeth line and the Jubilee line will be affected by planned works and closures, and there will also be some changes to the Metropolitan line, London Overground, DLR and London Trams.

Customers are advised to plan ahead using TfL’s journey planner or the TfL Go app if intending on travelling in the capital over the Easter weekend.

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