London Tube and bus strikes: Which services are affected?

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Every bus route and major tube station were disrupted on Friday morning as a strike by RMT and Unite union members caused headaches for Londoners.

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Transport for London (TfL) said stations between Northfields and Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line could be affected at short notice and could be disrupted before 7am and after 11pm.

Tube stations at Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 are expected to be affected throughout the day. Passengers traveling to or from Heathrow are being advised to use the Elizabeth Line.

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TfL said Euston, King’s Cross, Victoria and Green Park tube stations could open later and close sooner at short notice. Hatton Cross and Hounslow West tube stations are also likely to be affected.

There have been minor delays on the Hammersmith and City lines due to train cancellations.

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TfL has warned that tube stations affected by the strike could open later than usual on Saturday.

Meanwhile, planned strikes are taking place on Abellio bus services, with south and west London routes affected.

The following day’s routes are blocked: 3, 27, 45, 63, 68, 109, 130, 156, 195, 196, 201, 207, 267, 270, 278, 315, 322, 350, 367, 381, 407, 415, 427, 433, 464, 482, 490, 969, C10, E5, E7, E10, E11, H20, H25, H28, H26, P5, P13, R68, R70, S4, U5, U7, U9 and 481.

Night and 24-hour bus routes including the 24, 111, 159, 285, 344, 345 and N3, N27, N63, N68, N109, N207, and N381 will also be affected. 671 School Route is also affected.

TfL said bus strikes are continuing on Saturday as well as on 1, 2, 3 and 9, 10, 16 and 17 December. In the days after the strike, good service will start by around 6 am.

More than 950 bus drivers employed by Abellio have been on strike for 10 days in a pay dispute. The Unite union said the dispute was the result of the company’s “failure to enter into meaningful wage negotiations”.

The bus drivers, who are members of Unite, are based at garages in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth.

RMT members are striking over new rosters, including at King’s Cross station, which is expected to cut the number of staff available to work tube stations by hundreds, according to the union.

The union claims that reductions in station staff reduce the Underground’s ability to assist in evacuations in the event of a fire.

London Tube and bus strikes: Which services are affected?

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