Tube strike: Significant disruption expected on network

05:00 26 December 2012

Aslef members are striking today.

Aslef members are striking today.

TfL

Shoppers and those heading to sporting events in the capital today are being advised to expect significant disruption on the Tube network as drivers go on strike.

Tube services expected to operate

Victoria line: Between Seven Sisters and Victoria.

Central line: London Underground intends to run a limited service between West Ruislip and Hainault (via Newbury Park) with trains also running to Epping, from Leytonstone. Due to planed engineering works replacement buses will also operate between Ealing Broadway and North Acton and between Hainault and Woodford.

District line: London Underground intends to run limited shuttle services between High Street Kensington and Ealing Broadway and Upminster and West Ham.

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

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

Bakerloo line: London Underground intends to run a limited service between Queens Park and Paddington.

Northern line: London Underground intends to run 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: There will be a shuttle service between Heathrow 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.

Transport for London (TfL) has condemned the strike action, which has been called by train drivers’ union Aslef.

The union is calling for a volunteer service for working Boxing Day, and to be paid more than “flat time”.

A spokesman for the union said: “The union is being blamed for taking industrial action on London’s tube network on Boxing Day. The real fault lies with a management that has failed both us and the public.

“For three years on the run, our members have voted by over 90 per cent to take industrial action on Boxing Day. There is clearly a major problem. But London Underground refuses to deal with it - or even treat it seriously.

“What we are asking for is not complex. We want a volunteer service on Boxing Day with those working getting more than flat time. An enhancement for this day will ensure members will be able to swap duties with someone who wishes to work.”

But 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.

“We will be running as many services as possible, supported by London’s 700 bus routes, but there will be disruption and we would urge customers to check the TfL website and local TV and radio bulletins for up-to-date travel information.”

TfL said there will be some services on most lines that were scheduled to operate today, but there will be significant disruption with some lines having only a limited service and some sections of lines closed.

London’s 700 bus routes will be operating a full Sunday service, with extra buses for passengers heading to the West End or Westfield shopping centres in Stratford and White City.

The DLR will also be in operation, except between Canning Town and Beckton and between Shadwell and Bank due to essential Crossrail works.

The Congestion Charge will not be in operation and there will also be no parking charges on roads in Westminster, which includes much of the West End.

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