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24 hour-Tube strike to cause chaos on London Underground after talks fail

Toby Meyjes

London Underground strikes (Getty) LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Commuters travel on the Northern Line of the London Underground which is running a limited service due to industrial action on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
The strike will take place from 6pm on Sunday and affect most lines (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
A twenty-four hour walk out on the London Underground is set to go ahead after talks failed today.
The industrial action, planned from 6pm on Sunday and lasting most of Monday, is set to affect most lines.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union confirmed it walked out of the talks today but the Transport Salaried Staffs Association is still understood to be in discussions over jobs and ticket office closures.
Members of the two unions are due to stage a 24-hour strike from 6pm on Sunday.
The unions say staff and passenger safety has been affected by hundreds of job losses and the closure of ticket offices announced by previous London mayor Boris Johnson.

Will the planned strikes affect me?

The majority of Zone 1 stations will be closed, with a limited service on the District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.
No service is expected on the Victoria Line, the Waterloo and City line or the North Acton to West Ruislip branch of the Central line and the Piccadilly line serving Heathrow terminals 4 & 5.
London Underground strikes (Getty) A London Underground sign in focus against an out of focus background of the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) on the Palace of Westminster.
It will affect the majority of Zone 1 stations (Picture: Getty)
National Rail services will not be affected by this strike but it means that there will be no tube services from key interchange stations.
TfL will run shuttle services where possible at the end of lines from approximately 7am until 7pm.

How to get around

What lines and stations are closed?

Shutters are closed at Waterloo station as a tube strike takes place on August 6, 2015. Millions of Londoners were forced to walk, cycle or take packed buses to work today as Underground staff staged a second strike in a month over plans to run trains all night at weekends. London Underground staff walked out yesterday evening and will not return until the morning of August 7, causing a shutdown of all 11 lines on the subway network and severely disrupting the capital. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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On top of the Victoria and Waterloo and City closures, there will also be a number of other chops and changes.
Piccadilly line will run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 but, not to Terminals 4 or 5.
There will be no service on the Central line on the North Acton to West Ruislip branch.
And there will be no services running from Victoria, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.

What will be open?

London, UK. Thursday 9th July 2015. Tube and train strikes caused misery for commuters with the entire London Underground network shut down and many rail services cancelled. The strike was in protest at longer working hours announced due to the tube system being open all night on weekends. Crowds of people pour into Waterloo mainline station. (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)
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The District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines will be running, but won’t stop at every station (TfL does not mention what stations are affected).
The DLR, Overground and National Rail will be running but expect them to be much busier than usual.
There is no mention of the Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines on the TfL website.
Metro Online approached TfL for comment and a spokesman said they are still deliberating these lines.
So make sure to regularly check back for updates.

Which buses do I use? It’s been a long time

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: A Routemaster bus drives past the Houses of Parliament in Westminster towards Dulwich Library on January 5, 2017 in London, England. TFL, Transport for London has confirmed it will 'discontinue' purchases of the new green Routemaster buses. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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TfL will put on around 100 additional bus services on Sunday into Monday morning.
King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston buses:
59 – British Museum, Covent Garden and the London Eye.
10 and 73 – Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, and Bond Street.
Victoria buses:
73 – Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Euston and King’s Cross, Angel and Stoke Newington.
24 – Westminster, Tottenham Court Road, Euston Square and Camden Town.
11 – Sloane Square, Chelsea, Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank and Liverpool Street.
Waterloo buses:
RV1 – Covent Garden, Southwark, London Bridge and Tower Bridge.
59 – Kingsway, Russell Square and St Pancras
188 – Elephant and Castle, Bermondsey and North Greenwich.
Paddington buses
23 – Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Bank and Liverpool Street.
205 – Marylebone, Euston, King’s Cross, Angel, Old Street and Shoreditch.
Bank buses
11 – Westminster, Victoria, Sloane Square and Chelsea.
23 – Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Oxford Street.
8 – Holborn and Chancery Lane.
43 – London Bridge, Old Street and Angel.

Why are they striking in the first place?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 05: Commuters trying to find alternative routes during the tube trains at Victoria station ahead of the Tube strike in the evening rush hour of Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The strike will be a 27-hour stoppage by about 20,000 Tube staff to shut down the entire London Underground network on the second strike over night service on parts of Tube, which will be starting on 12 September 2015. (Photo by Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Tube workers are striking over staffing and safety.
Last year, 900 front line workers were let go and a number of ticket offices closed.
National RMT union said the terror alert at North Greenwich in October last year highlighted the dangers of short staffing.
Around 3,000 RMT members were balloted – 85% voted for a full strike and 94% voted for action short of a strike.
For more information about the strike, read our previous article.

Where can I find more information?

Go to the TfL website to check for updates and follow them on Twitter @TfL and @TfLTravelAlerts.

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