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Tube strike: the London public transport alternatives

London UndergroundTube services in London will not run on Thursday 9 July because of industrial action by several unions – but other public transport alternatives ARE still running.

Transport for London has confirmed that, although the London Underground strike may be the biggest in a decade, it does not mean that London public transport has ground to a halt.

Services still running include:

  • DLR
  • London Overground
  • TfL Rail
  • Trams
  • River services
  • Emirates Air Line
  • Santander Cycles

Transport for London has also confirmed that extra bus and river services will be running today, to try and account for the many extra travellers expected to use them.

National Rail services are running largely as normal too – and if all else fails, you could just walk from the train to your destination in London.

“Many locations in central London are easily accessible from mainline rail stations, and we have staff on hand to help people find their destinations.”

Expect disruption

Despite this, Transport for London has told travellers to expect disruption: public transport still in operation will be much busier than usual, as will the roads.

This will particularly be the case in peak hours – people are being asked to travel outside the busiest hours if possible.

Transport for London has promised to tweet live updates via its @TfLTravelAlerts service, and says it will publish the most up to date tube strike information and travel advice on its website.

A London bus network map and walking map can also be downloaded to mobile devices from the TfL website.

The latest tube strike involves all four main unions and 20,000 London Underground workers: it is the first since 2002 to close the entire tube network.

Tube services are expected to resume operation from Friday morning.

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