Train, rail, and tube disruption has become the norm in London, with ASLEF unions, TFL and the RMT in continuous conversation over pay, working conditions job security, as strikes continue to roll out across the nation. With a city harder to navigate, we're sharing more on train strikes near you, and on major networks, as well as great suggestions for things to do nearby, and (coming soon) some hot takes on bus routes with the best of stop-offs for bars, restaurants and cosy pubs.
Which London tube lines are striking?
New tube strikes have been announced in London for February and March 2024, here's the latest update:
RMT have given notice on two 48-hour strikes planned, these will take please:
- 19th and 20th February 2024
- 4th and 5th March 2024
When are the London train strikes and what networks are going to be affected?
Update for February and March 2024: Train strikes are yet to be announced.
16 train companies are affected by ASLEF and RMT strikes, which affected services both in and out of the city. The lines most commonly involved:
Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, LNER, TransPennine Express, C2C (not involved in ASLEF), Greater Anglia, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink, Southeastern, South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Northern Trains.
How long are strikes expected to last?
Disruption is difficult to predict, and each network has their own expected level of service. We recommend checking each operator's website for the most up-to-date and accurate information available.
When it comes to train strikes overall, while ASLEF has backed a recent 5% pay rise, action is not over yet, so we expect services to see impacted behaviour for the coming months.
Looking for local content? Check out suggestions for things to do in your area if you're avoiding the trains this weekend.
Things to do in south London.
Things to do in north London.
Things to do in west London.
Things to do in east London.
We've also put together a handful of impressive bus journeys in London for when strikes are taking place, and the best places to hop off at.