Strike action is continuing to disrupt key services as trade unions walk out in disputes over pay and working conditions amid the cost of living crisis.

There will be a Tube strike in London this week, along with two days of national rail action, causing difficulty for commuters.

Here’s how Transport for London services will be affected by the walkouts, and the latest advice for strike days.

When is the Tube strike?

Tube drivers represented by Aslef will strike on Wednesday 15 March, with most of the London Underground expected to grind to a halt. The strike will be joined by staff represented by the RMT union.

TfL said little or no service is expected on the Tube network. Tube services will also start later than normal on Thursday 16 March and will be disrupted through the morning.

Services on Tuesday 14 March will run as normal, except the last District line service to Richmond. This will leave Upminster at 11.13pm.

Will the Elizabeth Line run?

On the Elizabeth Line and London Overground services will be much busier than normal and queuing systems may be in place, but trains are expected to run as normal. Closure of Tube stations may mean some services will be unable to stop at all stations or run to their normal destination.

There will be no step free access for the DLR at Bank. If the station is able to open, people will need to use the Monument entrance. DLR services are expected to run as normal, but again, station closures may mean some services will be unable to stop at all stations or run to their normal destination.

Buses are expected to be much busier, particularly from mainline stations.

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How will the national rail strikes affect London?

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has organised four more days of train strikes in March and April in the long-running dispute with rail operators over pay, jobs and working conditions.

Rail workers represented by the RMT at 14 major companies will walk out on the following dates:

  • Thursday 16 March
  • Saturday 18 March
  • Thursday 30 March
  • Saturday 1 April

The following rail operators will be affected by the strikes:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern
  • CrossCountry
  • c2c
  • East Midlands
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western
  • LNER
  • Northern
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • South Western
  • Thameslink
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands

During previous RMT action most operators ran either no trains at all or a severely reduced service, with trains starting later and finishing earlier than usual.

In London there will be no Elizabeth Line service between Shenfield and Brentwood before 7am and after 11am, and no service between Maidenhead and Reading before 7am and after 7pm on strike days.

You can find the latest advice on strike disruption from National Rail here, and use National Rail’s journey planner here.

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