Commuters in London are being warned to prepare and make alternative plans ahead of Tube strikes in the coming weeks.

The strikes being held by Tube drivers part of the ASLEF union are in aid of better for the London Underground workers.

ASLEF have previously shared that during negotiations with TfL, workers on the Tube had been asked to change working conditions to get a wage increase.

Back in March, ASLEF’s full-time organiser on the London Underground, Finn Brennan said: “Aslef are, as always, ready to talk, but we want to see real action from management – not easily broken promises.”

Adding: “Despite a previous commitment to withdraw plans for massive changes to drivers' working conditions, London Underground management has established a full-time team of managers preparing to impose their plans.

“They want drivers to work longer shifts, spending up to 25% more time in the cab, and to remove all current working agreements in the name of 'flexibility and efficiency'.”

When are the April and May Tube strikes?

Strikes on the Tube will take place on the following days:

  • Monday April 8
  • Saturday May 4

TfL is warning that there is likely to be severe disruption across the London Underground with some lines offering little to no service all day.

Services on the day after strikes, April 9 and May 5, are expected to return to normal from mid-morning.

What services will be affected by the April and May Tube Strikes?

The Tube strikes will see all Underground lines disrupted including:

  • Bakerloo
  • Central
  • Circle
  • District
  • Hammersmith and City
  • Jubilee
  • Metropolitan
  • Northern 
  • Piccadilly
  • Victoria
  • Waterloo & City

Other TfL services including the DLR, Elizabeth Line, Tram, Overground and buses are expected to run normally but will likely be very busy.


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What has TfL advised ahead of April and May Tube strikes?

TfL has told commuters to plan and find alternative transport if travelling on the days of strikes.

Adding that while some services will be running, including the Elizabeth line and the Overground, they are likely to be very busy due to Tube strikes.

London travellers can find up-to-date information from TfL via their status update website that allows customers to check before travel.