Train strikes London 2024: When is the next planned walkout full list of dates
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Londoners have already faced their first round of train strike action this year so far but are set for further disruptions later this month.
The Aslef union has completed its ‘rolling’ series of walk-outs which lasted from January 30 to February 5. The strikes affect the services of 16 train companies.
While no further national strikes have been announced, Londoners are set for fresh disruptions later in February and in March.
When are the next train strikes?
More than 300 London Overground workers who are members of the RMT union are set to strike over pay.
Security, station, revenue and control staff will walk out for 48 hours on February 19 and March 4.
Arriva Rail London (ARL), which has the contract to run London Overground, has offered a below inflation pay offer and members voted for action, said an RMT spokesperson.
Transport for London (TfL) has advised customers to check before they travel on Monday 19 and Tuesday February 20.
All Overground routes will run, but some will have reduced operating hours, said TfL.
No service is expected before 8am or after 6pm each day on the following routes, with those that do operate expected to be busier than normal:
- Gospel Oak - Barking
- Stratford – Richmond/Clapham Junction
- Highbury & Islington – Clapham Junction/West Croydon/Crystal Palace/New Cross
Customers travelling on these routes are advised to consider alternative routes and to allow extra time for their journey.
If travelling on these days, customers are advised that the following stations will be closed and London Overground services will not stop there. These include:
- Shoreditch High Street
In addition to these closures some stations will be open but may be unstaffed.
What is the RMT union saying?
General secretary Mick Lynch said: "London Overground workers do an important job delivering services for Transport for London (TfL) and supporting passengers on journeys throughout London.
"Our members are furious that they have been given a below inflation pay offer and want to see an improvement that represents the value they bring to the company.
"If this dispute cannot be resolved then RMT is more than prepared for a sustained period of industrial action to get London Overground workers the pay rise they deserve."
What is TfL saying?
Trish Ashton, TfL’s Director of Rail and Sponsored services, said: “Strikes are never good news for our customers, and we urge the RMT and Arriva Rail London to work together to try to come to a resolution. 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.”
What is Arriva Rail saying?
Steve Best, Managing Director at Arriva Rail London, said: “We are hugely disappointed to hear of the RMT union’s decision to stage industrial action on the London Overground in February and March. We believe we have offered a good pay award in comparison not only to our industry, but other industries and businesses in the UK too. We remain committed to engaging with the RMT in the hope of resolving this dispute.”
“We are putting robust contingency plans in place should any industrial action go ahead, to ensure the safety and security of our people and customers."