Be Ready For Massive London Strike Underground & Overground, Bus: Know the Dates!

Tube workers are going on a London strike for an ongoing dispute over pensions and jobs between the TFL, RMT union, and London Underground management. Meanwhile, Overground union members, will also join the strike over pay who are employed by Arriva Rail London.

London’s bus drivers are striking over a pay offer represented by Unite union that is a pay cut while considering the current rates of inflation.

London bus drivers are set to join London Underground and Overground workers for supporting their strike on August 19.

This action is the newest in a sequence of strikes taking place from that have interrupted the UK’s rail network this summer.

A strike also disturbed UK rail network in July 30, when ASLEF union members walked out, followed by an ASLEF strike on August 13. Now RMT strike is set for August 18 and 20.

When is the London Underground, Overground, and bus strike?

The tube network is expected to be interrupted on August 19 as both London Underground and Overground workers walk out for a strike.

When is the bus strike in London?

Strike action is planned across the bus network this week, though this will mostly affect West London.  

London buses will also be impacted by a separate Unite union strike, which will see more than 1,600 drivers walk out for London strike on August 19 and August 20.

The bus depots that will be affected by this action are 

  • Fulwell, 
  • Hounslow, 
  • Hounslow Heath, 
  • Park Royal, 
  • Shepherd’s Bush, 
  • Stamford Brook, and 
  • Tolworth.

In June some 10,000 Tube workers walked out for strike. At that time some Tube services were running at an interval of 15-20 minutes. They were running on part of the line only. However, other lines, Waterloo & City lines, Victoria, Circle,, were closed.

But this time, as per the reports, it is expected that all Tube lines and the Overground will be affected during the strike, with either a reduced service or no service at all.