LU Strikes Again

Tuesday, 29 April 20140 comments


29/04/14 looks like the London underground is on another strike again. A variety of stations across London have been closed which has caused a lot of travel havoc. The strike is apparently meant to last for over 48 hours from 21:00 on Monday and ends at 20:59 on Wednesday. It has been said that the LU companies have not been able to come to an agreement ever since the first strike which happened on February 2014

What are the strikes about?

‘This dispute is about ticket office closures which the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union opposes.
LU (London Underground) wants staff in the ticket halls as it says new technology has made ticket offices underused. It wants ticket halls to become "customer service centres" with ticketing machines.
The RMT wants a station by station review to see if there is any merit in some being saved ’

(BBC News)

It has said it plans to run as many services as possible with extra bus and river services, but customers are advised to check their journey before they travel.
The following services are expected to run less frequently and with some stations excluded:
Bakerloo Line: Between Queen's Park and Elephant and Castle
Central Line: Between Epping/Hainault and Leytonstone. Between West Ruislip and White City
District Line: Between Wimbledon and Barking. Between Ealing Broadway and Tower Hill
Hammersmith and City Line: Between Hammersmith and Aldgate
Jubilee Line: Between Wembley Park and Stratford
Metropolitan Line: Between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate
Northern Line: Across the whole line with a train around every five minutes via Bank and Charing Cross branches in both directions.
Piccadilly Line: Between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3. Between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters around every 12 minutes.


A second strike is due to happen for 72 hours if the ticket dispute is not to be resolved

From 21:00 BST on Monday 5 May

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