Today, members of the RMT and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) unions are taking industrial action in protest at plans to close ticket offices on the London Underground.
The 24-hour strike will continue until 18:00 GMT on Monday.
Tube bosses have warned commuters that the majority of underground stations in Central London will be closed, and a normal service is not expected to resume until Tuesday morning.
The majority of Zone 1 stations will be closed and other parts of the network will be severely affected too.
Piccadilly Line services are expected to run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5, but not to Terminal 4.
National Rail services are not directly affected but there will be no Underground services from stations such as Victoria, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.
There will be no service at all on:
- the Victoria line
- the Circle line
- the Waterloo and City line
The Bakerloo, Central, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee, and Northern lines are operating limited services.
London Overground and tram services are not affected by Monday’s strike action.
Buses, roads and rail services including the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are all expected to be much busier than usual.
You are advised to walk or cycle if you are able, rather than drive as there are major roadworks in many parts of the city, that are also causing travel delays.
Check out what those late for work and tourists are saying of the chaos in the BBC Live Feed.
In construction news this week…
UK firms brace for further Brexit price rises, surveys show. Manufacturing and construction sectors air concern over rising import costs with companies facing ‘more risks than opportunities’ in 2017.
Laing O’Rourke reveals £141m UK construction loss. Laing O’Rourke has filed results for its main UK construction business revealing a pre-tax loss of £141.3m for the year to March 31 2016.
Plant hire boss jailed after platform collapse kills worker. A plant hire boss has been jailed for two years after a worker was killed when a mobile platform collapsed on an office job in Scotland.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
- IPAF 3a & 3b – 13th Jan
- Health & Safety Awareness – 18th Jan (ask us about completing your CSCS test after)!
- Fire Warden – 20th Jan
If you would like any further information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.