Which Tube lines will be running during the first strike in London?

12:48 25 April 2014

Commuters wait for taxis outside Waterloo station after the last strike caused chaos on February 5. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Commuters wait for taxis outside Waterloo station after the last strike caused chaos on February 5. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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TfL has announced a plan detailing what Tube lines will be running during the RMT strike starting on Monday (April 28) at 9.30pm for 48 hours.


Trains will start from around 7am or as soon as possible afterwards, and will stop around 11pm “where we can”, say TfL, but the last services could depart from central London closer to 9.30pm.

David Cameron has criticised the strike, tweeting that it is ‘unjustified and unacceptable’, and Boris Johnson has called it ‘pointless’.

Mick Cash, RMT acting general secretary, responded: “Instead of attacking Tube workers who are fighting to defend jobs and safety, David Cameron should be hauling in his Tory colleague Boris Johnson to explain why he has turned his promise to Londoners not to close ticket offices on its head and is now hell bent on axing every single one of them.

“We will not allow the future of the Tube to be turned into a battleground in the war between Cameron and Johnson for the Tory party leadership.”

The strike will not affect the DLR, London Overground, Tramlink or National Rail services. Extra buses and river boat services will run.

Bakerloo Line

Trains are running between Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle every five minutes. These trains are not calling at Edgware Road, Embankment, Kilburn Park, Lambeth North, Maida Vale, Paddington, Piccadilly Circus or Regent’s Park.

Central Line

Services are operating across the whole line but at a reduced rate

Circle Line

Train service operating between Hammersmith and Aldgate.

District Line

Trains are running between Wimbledon and Upminster every six minutes in both directions. Trains are also running between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington, Edware Road and Kensington (Olympia) every 15 minutes in both directions.

Hammersmith & City Line

Special service operating between Edgware Road and Barking

Jubilee Line

Trains are running on the whole line but at a reduced service.

Metropolitan Line

Train service operating between Amersham to Baker Street, Uxbridge to Harrow-on-the-Hill, Harrow-on-the-Hill to Aldgate.

No service on the rest of the line.

Northern Line

Good service across the line.

Piccadilly Line

Train service operating between Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport T123. No service on the rest of the line.

Victoria Line

Good service across the line

Waterloo & City Line

Currently operating a reduced service but set to close at 9.45am.

Heathrow Express

Due to separate strike action, there will only be two trains an hour between Heathrow and Paddington on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Click here for a map suggesting what the Tube network will look like during the strike.

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