Transport for London (TfL) is urging customers to avoid travelling on the Tube and only travel if essential on the rest of the network on Friday 19 August and until 08:00 on Saturday 20 August. This is due to planned industrial action by the RMT on London Underground and London Overground on 19 August, as well as by Unite on some London buses in west and southwest London on 19 and 20 August.
RMT strike action on national rail services will also impact services on London Underground, London Overground and the Elizabeth line from 18-21 August. Customers are advised to check before they travel and leave more time for their journeys.
Unite is undertaking strike action on some London bus services on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August, which will impact routes through west and southwest London and parts of Surrey. In total, 57 routes will not be operating throughout the action and there will be no Night Bus service on affected routes on Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August, however the remaining 489 bus routes across London will continue to run as scheduled. A full list of affected routes is available below and on TfL’s webpage. Customers are encouraged to avoid making journeys on affected services until 08:00 on Sunday 21 August, but reminded that the majority of routes will run as normal.
Walking or cycling may be quicker for some journeys and planning tools are available to plan walking journeys. Santander Cycles will be available, with teams ensuring that bikes are distributed at key locations according to demand. Rental e-scooters are also available to hire in some London boroughs. Additional river services will run on Friday 19 August to help those who need to travel. Customers should check the timetable and allow extra time for their journeys as services may be busier than usual.