Underground strikes: Which London Underground lines are closed today?
TUBE lines across London will be affected by strikes today as part of a 24-hour walkout.
But which lines will be impacted, and why are the strikes taking place? Here’s everything you need to know.
Which metro lines are closed today?
Londoners celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the bank holiday weekend were brought straight down to earth on Monday June 6, 2022, as their morning commute was hit by a tube exit.
TfL has warned that many Tube stations will be closed throughout the day.
Travelers should find alternative routes if possible using buses, walking or cycling.
Passengers are also advised to travel after 8:00 a.m. and complete their journey by 6:00 p.m.
TfL warns the city center is worst affected and stations can only open for limited times.
The situation is likely to change throughout the day depending on whether TfL has enough staff to keep stations open safely.
The Victoria line and the Waterloo & City line are both closed.
Special services operate on the following routes, with passengers advised to check before travelling:
- Blacksmith and town
The Metropolitan line reports good service with the new Elizabeth line, London Overground, DLR and tram.
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When do metro strikes take place?
Metro stations will be affected from the start of service on Monday, June 6, 2022, until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, with only a few services operational.
The London Underground advised people not to travel and warned of serious disruption to the network from the start of service.
Why are London Underground strikes happening?
The strike on Monday June 6, 2022 is that of the station staff.
The strike was called by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) as part of an ongoing dispute between Transport for London (Tfl) and the union over pensions, jobs and conditions.
The two sides met at the ACAS Conciliation Service at the end of May and although no resolution has been reached, there is hope for further talks.
Under previous funding agreements, the government has required TfL to strive to achieve financial sustainability by April 2023.
TfL has offered not to fill around 500-600 vacancies as they become vacant.
Andy Lord, TfL’s chief operating officer, said: “I would like to apologize to London for the impact this strike will have on travel tomorrow [Monday, June 6] and Tuesday morning.
“We know this is going to be detrimental to London and the economy at a time when public transport is playing a crucial role in the capital’s recovery.
“While our aim is always to help everyone get around London when they want, the expected impact of the RMT action means we have to advise people not to travel until tomorrow if necessary, as many stations can be closed.
“Alternatives to the metro, including the bus and train networks, are likely to be much busier than usual and we expect the severe disruption caused by this strike to continue into the morning of Tuesday June 7.
“No changes have been proposed to pensions and no one has lost or will lose their job as a result of the proposals we have made. My message to the RMT is this: it’s not too late to call off tomorrow’s strike.
“Working with us to find a solution is the best course of action, avoiding the disruption this strike will cause to Londoners and the economy.”
Union general secretary Mick Lynch said: “We demand a direct face-to-face meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan to settle this mess.
“There is no point in our union continuing to sit in front of management representatives who have neither the desire nor the authority to negotiate a settlement, when the power belongs to the mayor.
The RMT said it would continue to take other forms of action, barring a strike.
This means that station staff could refuse to work overtime until July 10, 2022, which could impact some metro journeys.