Revised plans announced after Boxing Day Tube strike

11:22 21 December 2012


Transport for London has outlined the significant disruption expected to befall passengers using services on Boxing Day.

Tube services affected (source: TfL)

Victoria line: is expected to run between Seven Sisters and Victoria.

Central line: a limited service between West Ruislip and Hainault (via Newbury Park) with trains also running to Epping, from Leytonstone.

Due to planned engineering works replacement buses will also operate between Ealing Broadway and North Acton and between Hainault and Woodford.

District line: a limited shuttle services between High Street Kensington and Ealing Broadway and Upminster and West Ham.

Hammersmith & City and Circle lines: a limited service from Hammersmith to King’s Cross St Pancras.

Metropolitan line: a limited service between Baker Street and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Bakerloo line: a limited service between Queens Park and Paddington.

Northern line: a limited service between Morden and Stockwell, and between East Finchley and High Barnet. Due to planned engineering works between Edgware, East Finchley and Kennington via Bank and between Edgware, East Finchley and Charing Cross, replacement buses will also operate.

Piccadilly line: a shuttle service between Heathrow terminals 1,2,3 and Acton Town and Cockfosters to Arnos Grove.

Jubilee line: there will be a limited service between Stanmore and Wembley Park only

Members of the Aslef union, representing Tube drivers, will go forward with a strike after talks with London Underground broke down earlier this week.

Some lines will only operate a limited service while others will be closed.

However, all buses will be in operation - on a Sunday service - with extra buses for shoppers heading to the West End, or Westfield shopping centres in Stratford and White City.

The congestion charge is not in operation, and there will be no parking charges on roads in Westminster.

Customers heading to the West End might are also advised to consider walking from either Victoria or St Pancras mainline railway stations.

Aslef leaders called for triple pay and a day off in lieu for working on Boxing Day.

Howard Collins, London Underground’s chief operating officer, said: “Train drivers are paid a salary that reflects some Bank holiday working, but the Aslef leadership is demanding to be paid twice for the same work and has rejected our attempts to resolve the matter.

“The scandalous actions of the ASLEF leadership are an attempt to hold Londoners to ransom, and demonstrate a wholesale disregard for our customers – making life harder for shoppers, sports fans, retail workers and businesses amongst others at an important time.

“They also show a disregard for the thousands of transport staff who will be working hard to help people get around the capital.

Related articles

Latest London transportation news

Monday, November 23, 2015
Overground trains at Barking Station are affected (Photo: David Mirzoeff)

The London Overground is experiencing severe delays this morning between Barking and Gospel Oak due to a faulty train at Barking.

Monday, November 23, 2015
A burst water main is causing delays on the A406 North Circular near Bounds Green (Photo: @TfLTrafficNews)

The westbound A406 North Circular is down to one lane this morning near New Southgate due to a burst water main just after the A109 Bounds Green Road.

Friday, November 20, 2015
An artist's impression of the trains that will run on the UK's largest rail project, Crossrail (TFL/PA Wire)

The UK’s largest rail project, Crossrail, will feature trains that are fully wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned and wi-fi enabled, London mayor Boris Johnson said.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
A commuter gives Boris a rude gesture (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Londoners hurled abuse at Boris Johnson as he opened the city’s first segregated cycle superhighway.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Aldgate Tube station was evacuated this morning (Picture: John Goodall/ Commons)

Police searching for a ‘suspicious person’ at Aldgate Tube led to the station being evacuated and the suspension of the entire Circle Line for around 20 minutes in rush hour Thursday morning.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Armed police attended Tooting station this afternoon (Picture: Matt Farrington Smith)

Armed police closed off Tooting Broadway station as they hunted for a man reportedly ‘threatening passengers with a pair of scissors’ this afternoon.

Breaking News

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to an east London hospital after “suffering a stab wound” police have said.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

Read more
You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Read more

Latest Tech News