Three lines will be out during this latest tube strike.
If you were hoping for a cheeky work from home day soon, then you may just have found your excuse. On Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of November, another tube strike will hit the London Underground, with three lines spending 24 hours out of action.
The latest strike action sees the line closures overlap a little bit. The Central Line and Waterloo & City Line will be unavailable for all of Wednesday, but will resume on Thursday morning. The Piccadilly Line, meanwhile, opts for a slightly unusual shutdown strategy – it will stop working at 2pm on Wednesday, and resume at 2pm on Thursday. That means you’ll have a period on Wednesday afternoon and evening when all three lines are out at once, and things won’t be back to normal until Thursday afternoon. Due to the overlap, TfL have put together a handy little guide to wrap your head around it.
UPDATE 06/11: The Piccadilly Line strike has been called off, but the Central and Waterloo & City strikes are, at present, still going ahead.
If you’re planning on heading to Heathrow during the Piccadilly Line closure, you’d be wise to make alternative arrangements. The shutdown of the Waterloo & City line is likely to pile pressure on the Northern, District & Circle lines, particularly around Bank, which will likely suffer even more from the Central Line closure.
Members from ASLEF and RMT are partaking in the strike action, as negotiations with Underground bosses reached an impasse. With five days to go until the strikes begin, we can still hope they all sit down and work it out over a cup of tea. Keep an eye on TfL Travel Alerts for up-to-date news.