When do London Tube strikes end? Status of TfL underground action, and time and date disruption will finish

Transport for London has said there will be no Tube services before 8am on Friday, the day after the latest strike action.

Commuters have faced another day of chaos on Friday morning, with several London Underground lines still hit by cancellations and delays.

Two Tube strikes - the biggest since 2017 - have crippled the capital’s transport network, forcing Londoners to walk across the city as buses and taxis are full.

Arnos Grove Tube station still closed the day after the first strikes. Credit: John Sturgis

TfL described the action as "extremely disappointing" and said no jobs would be lost as part of the proposals.

The strike officially ended at midnight, however TfL said that there would be no London Underground services on Friday before 8am at the earliest.

On Wednesday, some Tube stations did not open until mid morning, causing further chaos even after the strikes have official ended.

By 8.30am on Friday, eight lines were still affected by delays due to a hangover from the strikes.

Commuters wait in long queues for buses at Victoria Train station as the underground is shut down due to strikes. Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When is does Tube strike end?

Walk outs hit every Tube line from 0.01am until 11.59pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

TfL asked passengers to work from home if they can, consider alternative modes of transport and leave extra time for essential journeys.

However transport chiefs also said planned action is also likely to severely impact services on Friday, particularly in the morning.

TfL said stations wouldn’t be opened before 8am and advised customers to travel later, check before they travel and consider whether their journeys are essential.

Which London Underground lines are still hit by delays on Friday morning?

Eight Tube lines are still affected by delays after the Tube strike on Thursday:

  • Bakerloo Line: Minor delays between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone following strike action by the RMT. Good service on the rest of the line.
  • Circle Line: Minor delays following strike action by the RMT.
  • District Line: SEVERE delays following strike action by the RMT. Trains are not calling at St James’s Park.
  • Hammersmith and City Line: Minor delays following strike action by the RMT.
  • Jubilee Line: SEVERE delays following strike action by the RMT.
  • Metropolitan Line: Minor delays following strike action by the RMT.
  • Piccadilly Line: SEVERE delays between Acton Town and Uxbridge / Heathrow Airport and minor delays on the line following strike action by the RMT.
  • Waterloo and City Line: Minor delays due to a faulty train.

Why are the Tube strikes happening?

The dispute is over plans by Transport for London (TfL) to cut up to 600 station posts, as well as concerns over pay, pensions and working conditions.

TfL described the action as "extremely disappointing" and said no jobs would be lost as part of the proposals.

The RMT Union - which is organising the strikes - said more than 10,000 members working on the Tube were invited to take part in a ballot.

Of those who responded, 94% voted in favour of strike action, the RMT said.

TfL has met with RMT at the conciliation service ACAS twice in the last two weeks, but no progress has been made on avoiding the strike action.

What alternative transport is there on strike days?

Those arriving into London via National Rail stations are encouraged to complete journeys on foot or by using Santander Cycles as buses from London termini will be busier than normal

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink services will be running, however the company has said services into and around London are expected to be extremely busy on Tuesday and Thursday.

There will be no Great Northern services between Finsbury Park and Moorgate as stations on this route are operated by London Underground.

Some trains will be diverted to and from London Kings Cross, others will only operate north of Finsbury Park.