Tube strikes: Which London Underground lines are affected?

IT’S bad news for tube commuters, as another strike is on the way.

So let’s look at which lines are affected and on what days.

A usually busy Central line will be out of action on Friday evening[/caption]

When are the Tube strikes?

Union RMT confirmed this morning that a planned tube strike is going ahead on Friday January 7.

Its members operating the Central and Victoria lines will halt work on Friday from 8.30pm until 8am on Saturday.

They plan to do the same on Saturday evening, from 8.30pm to Sunday morning 8am. 

According to the union, new rosters for the Night Tube are being imposed on drivers which they’re not happy about.

Talks have been held between the union and Transport for London but the row remains deadlocked.

In December, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “If London Underground and the Mayor (Sadiq Khan) thought this fight for progressive and family friendly working practices was going away they need to think again.

“Our members have been re-balloted and have delivered a solid mandate for action, ‎and it’s the failure of London Underground and Sadiq Khan to address the grievances at the heart of the dispute that leaves us no option but to confirm the programme of action”.

Which Tube lines are affected?

For the meantime, it is just the Central and Victoria lines that are affected.

However, the union said the strike may be extended to other lines and will consider broadening the action “if London Underground fail to respond” to their demands.

Transport chiefs have said they are “disappointed” at the planned strikes, warning it will “cause unnecessary disruption”.

Why are the London Underground strikes taking place?

Late last year, Union RMT announced they plan to strike every weekend on the Night Tube from tomorrow through to June in “an on-going fight to prevent the ripping up of staffing arrangements that would wreck the work life balance of drivers,” according to a statement sent to City A.M.

Strike action has been carried out since the Night Tube was restarted during the last weekend in November after being suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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