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Two 24 Hour Tube Strike This Week

Two set of 24 hour strikes are due to go ahead this week. The first will start on Tuesday 25 and the second one will run through Friday 28 August.

The strikes will follow the same format as the two previous strikes. Unions will walk out on Tuesday and Thursday leaving no services on Wednesday and Friday.

Thursday will have services running normally however unions will start the second strike in the evening meaning that commuters will be urged to complete their journeys early.

Staff on the bus network, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, tram, Emirates Air Line and River services will not be on strike.

TfL have said, “These services will operate as normal but they will be much busier than usual, especially during peak hours, between Tuesday 25 and Friday 28 August.

“Roads and National Rail services and terminals will also be much busier.

“We will run whatever Tube services we can on those four days, based on the staff that sign into their shifts. All customers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

“Extra bus and river services will run to help Londoners get around and roadworks will be suspended wherever possible. Additional Santander Cycles hubs will be in place at key central London locations to make cycling an easier option.”

Ordinarily people may opt to take bikes or walk however London is forecasted to be showered with rain most of this week (BBC Weather)