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London Tube Strike LIVE – Victoria, Central, Northern, Jubilee & Piccadilly lines will face severe disruption TOMORROW

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LONDON will be hit by a major Tube strike Today that will turn the capital into chaos.

Travel carnage is expected as five crucial commuter lines went down for 24 hours starting at 4.30am Friday morning.

Union bosses earlier confirmed the Victoria, Central, Northern, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines are all going to be affected, with RMT drivers urged not to clock on for work tomorrow.

TFL said the strike will result in "little or no" Tube service in many parts of London, with all five lines serving major stations in the heart of Britain's largest city.

The night tube, which offers vital services overnight, was suspended due to the pandemic last year but had been due to resume this weekend.

However the RMT argues that the workload would “wreck" drivers' work-life balance, even though TFL insists drivers will work just four night shifts per year.

Read our Tube strike live blog for live updates...

  • Is the London Tube on today?

    The Victoria, Central, Northern, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines have been affected as RMT drivers were told not to clock in for their shifts this morning.

    - Waterloo and City Line: Suspended

    - Piccadilly Line: Suspended

    - Central Line: Special service - Shuttle services are in operation between White City and Ealing Broadway Hainault and Liverpool Street, Leytonstone and Epping, Woodford and Hainault, and West Ruislip and North Acton. No service on the rest of the line

    - Jubilee Line: Special service - Service is operating at a reduced frequency due to strike action.

    - Northern Line: Special service - Service is operating at a reduced frequency due to strike action.

    - Victoria Line: Special service - Service is operating at a reduced frequency due to strike action.

    - Circle Line: Minor delays due to train cancellations

  • Hectic commute awaits many

    Commuters travelling towards central London today and tomorrow are in for a hectic commute.

    The ongoing dispute is over the night shifts that drivers will be required to work to enable the restart of the Night Tube.

    This means that passengers will experience delayed or no service on the trains, and more people using busses, taxis and bikes.

    Make sure to plan your route before you travel.

  • “Get services running”

    Grant Shapps told LBC yesterday: “I absolutely appeal to the unionsto not disrupt everyone’s lives. We have had enough disruption through coronavirus.

    “This is a dispute between TfL, the workers there, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, so I don’t have a direct role in it.

    “I would just appeal for them to get round a table and get these services running. This is the last thing that Londoners need. I urge them to think again.”

  • Many strikes to come

    Below are the list of dates that drivers are expected to strike unless an agreement is reached between the RMT and TfL:

  • Health concerns

    A GP raised concerns over Tube strike actions taking place while a mega mutated Covid variant is emerging.

    Jamie Wallis told The Standard: “The strike will force lots of people from the Tube onto buses increasing the risk of close contact and the spread of Covid.

    “As a GP, my first thought is always how this will affect my patients travelling to hospitals for appointments and treatment.

    “Sitting on a packed bus where no one is wearing a mask isn’t where you want to be if you are having chemotherapy or are otherwise immunologically vulnerable.”

  • Some services still running

    Jubilee, Northern and Victoria lines are still running a frequent service despite less trains running due to strike action.

    Passengers can expect one train every four minutes on the Victoria line, while the Jubilee is running one every five minutes.

    The Northern is running one train every seven minutes.

  • Tube strike 'an unnecessary attack on Londoners'

    Conservative London Assembly member Emma Best has slammed the decision of the RMT Union to go on strike.

    She's tweeted: "The RMT tube strike today is an unnecessary attack on London’s commuters & visitors.

    "Other unions have already agreed the changes which ask drivers to work just FOUR night shifts a year.

    "For a global, 24/7 city, that is a wholly reasonable request."

  • Tough weeks ahead for TfL

    Transport for London (TfL) faces a challenging couple of weeks in the lead up to Christmas.

    Today is the first of seven separate planned dates of strike action.

    Furthermore, TfL also faces concerns over its finances.

    Since May 2020, TfL has had three government bailouts - of over £4bn. There have been repeated rows over funding for TfL and the cause of its financial crisis.

    Discussions between TfL and the Department for Transport are continuing.

  • Central line now back up and running to Liverpool Street

    The Central line is now operating a shuttle service from Liverpool Street to Hainault and Epping.

    Further Central line trains are running between White City and Ealing Broadway, Woodford and Hainault, and West Ruislip and North Acton.

    However, there is no service on the rest of the line due to the strike.

  • Hammersmith & City line reports severe delays

    Londoners are facing severe delays on the Hammersmith and City line.

    This is due to train cancellations on Black Friday.

    Transport for London confirmed the update amid an RMT strike on the London Underground, which is also affecting five other lines.

  • Possible strikes to come

    Below are the list of dates that drivers are expected to strike unless an agreement is reached between the RMT and TfL:

  • Latest service

    Here's the service on all the lines:

  • Sadiq Khan brands industrial action ‘unnecessary’

    Sadiq Khan has spoken out against Friday’s industrial action, branding it “unnecessary”.

    He told the BBC: “It is causing widespread disruption for millions of Londoners and will also hit London’s retail, culture and hospitality at the worst possible time.

    “It’s extremely disappointing that the RMT refused to attend talks yesterday with TfL to try to come to a resolution. I urge them to come back to the table.

    “The Night Tube has an important part to play in our capital’s recovery and helps to improve safety for everyone, especially women and girls making their way home at night.”

  • Pictured: Travel chaos

    Commuters travelling towards central London today and tomorrow are in for a hectic commute.

    The ongoing dispute is over the night shifts that drivers will be required to work to enable the restart of the Night Tube.

    This means that passengers will experience delayed or no service on the trains, and more people using busses, taxis and bikes.

    Make sure to plan your route before you travel.

  • Petition to restart night tube

    The industrial action threatens to wreak havoc upon the long-awaited return of the Night Tube that thousands of Brits were desperate for.

    A petition to restart the service gained 150,000 signatures, amid fears for women's safety when returning home in the dark in the wake of the Sarah Everard case.

    The nighttime service had been due to resume on November 27, but was only running on the two busiest lines, Victoria and Central.

    It seems the union have chosen their time to strike wisely, as it will cause chaos for bosses at Transport for London.

  • Tube strike threatens concert plans

    Concertgoers waiting to see Steps perform at the O2 Arena tonight will have to navigate London’s travel nightmare.

    The stadium is served by a single London Underground station on the Jubilee line which is currently running a reduced service due to RMT strike action.

    Passengers can expect busier trains than usual before alighting at North Greenwich for the O2.