Travel disruption should be expected in the UK capital London on 8-9 July due to a planned 24-hour strike by Underground (‘tube’) train drivers affiliated to the ASLEF union. The industrial action, which will begin at 21.30 (local time) on 8 July, is being organised to demand extra pay for night shifts.
- Allow plenty of time for journeys as services that are operating will be overcrowded.
- The strikes are liable to result in increased traffic congestion as commuters opt to use private vehicles to get to work. Allow additional time for journeys on strike days.
- Taxis will also be subject to higher demand during the strike; advance bookings should be made for important journeys on strike days.
- Strikes are liable to be called off or rescheduled at short notice over further negotiations; monitor our travel security alerts on the UK for related updates.