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More Tube Strikes

Sorry to break the news, but another set of tube strikes has been announced -

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27069391

The RMT has instructed staff not to work from:

21:00 on Monday 28 of April until 20:59 hours on Wednesday 30 April; and

21:00 on Monday 5 May until 20:59 hours on Thursday 8 May.

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1. Re: More Tube Strikes

The legend of Bob Crow lives on.

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If last time is anything to go by it'll be a decent service by lunchtime

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My train home's at 14:38 on 28th, so I'll miss it. Phew.

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I'm due to see a play at the Globe on the 6th. Fortunately I can get there and back via Blackfriars and St. Pancras. A few years ago I'd have had to find some way of getting to and from Victoria.

I just hope this isn't still going on in September, as I need to get from St. Pancras to Paddington and back, with a suitcase and rucksack.

Edited: 17 April 2014, 16:43
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Sorry.. to ask..I've never experience a train strike before... and I happen to be london in the week announced..does this means that all tube lines are down or only certain lines.. or just less frequency.

I need some info so I can do some pre-planning on bus routes if needed.. I have a day tour & theatre play booked.. so must definitely find ways to work around this...

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Brenda,

Its a case of wait and see. Some lines may be running at near normal operating levels, whilst others may be running a shuttle service or have nothing.

It could also change during the day as train drivers clock off at the end of their shift, may not be replaced by those who were scheduled to work later in the day or vice versa.

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#5 - << Sorry.. to ask..I've never experience a train strike before... >>.

The buses will still be running - London doesn't grind to a standstill

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Time to dig out the TripAdvisor article on how to survive a tube strike:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186338-c205260/Lon…

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9. Re: More Tube Strikes

And just to remind people that this is a TUBE (Underground) strike only. It should not affect the DLR nor London Overground or National Rail, although those services may well be very full (and a few DLR/LO stations are shared with tube stations and may be affected).

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It will be no different to an average Sunday when large chunks of the network shut down for so-called engineering work. People are used to it, people take buses on a weekend because there is less traffic and it's significantly more reliable than the Tube where it's pot luck whether your Undergound line will actually be open.