Train strikes: Planned walkouts on London Underground and Overground next week

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There will be limited to no service on the London Underground on Thursday November 10.

Transport for London (TfL) has asked customers to check before they travel next Thursday due to planned strike action on the London Underground and Overground.

Members of the RMT union are set to walkout on Thursday November 10 as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

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TfL is advising customers to avoid travelling on the Tube as limited or no service is expected.

There is planned strike action on the London Underground and Overground on November 10There is planned strike action on the London Underground and Overground on November 10
There is planned strike action on the London Underground and Overground on November 10 | Credit: TfL

The London Overground will run a full service, however it may be subject to last minute changes, including non-stopping at some stations shared with the London Underground.

While this series of industrial action does not involve TfL staff, disruption is expected on the District and Bakerloo lines, London Overground, and the Elizabeth line, which all share some sections of track with Network Rail.

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The majority of TfL’s other services are expected to run as usual but may be busier than usual.

Why are the strikes happening?

The RMT has accused TfL bosses of colluding in imposing a £100m pension cut as part of their long term funding deal with the government.

The union also claims that London Underground are also planning at least 600 station staff job cuts.

Mick Lynch, Leader of RMT UnionMick Lynch, Leader of RMT Union
Mick Lynch, Leader of RMT Union | Getty Images

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "TfL’s latest pensions paper clearly shows the depths to which this government is prepared to stoop, demanding that our members take 30% cuts in their pensions in retirement in pursuit of a cut that TfL know is completely unnecessary.

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"It’s shameful that TfL continues to participate in this morally bankrupt process.

“Our members’ pensions have become bargaining chips in a one-sided negotiation with a spite-filled government and with no one else prepared to stand up and fight for working people, RMT members have to do it themselves.

"This union will never accept such attacks on our membership and will continue its industrial campaign until we get a just deal."

What is TfL saying?

Glynn Barton, TfL’s Interim chief operating officer, said: “It’s highly disappointing that the RMT union is planning strike action on the London Underground and Overground on November 10.

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“We are encouraging them to withdraw this disruptive action and continue to engage with us and Arriva Rail London, operator of the London Overground, to avoid disruption to our customers.

“No changes to TfL pensions are currently tabled, and no one has or will lose their job as a result of any changes proposed.

"Customers should check before they travel from November 5-11, as strike action will impact different modes of transport each day.

“For November 10, we are advising customers to expect very limited or no service on the Tube, a reduced service on London Overground and for the rest of the network to be very busy.”

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