TfL tells commuters to avoid travel tomorrow as RMT and Underground begin strike

Customers are urged to avoid travel tomorrow as 24 hour underground strikes begin.

Transport for London (TfL) has warned commuters to be aware of the limited number of Tube stations which will be open for a reduced number of hours.

People have been told to avoid traveling tomorrow due to ongoing strikes

The National Union of Railway, Maritime and Transport Workers will take part in a 24-hour strike over an ongoing dispute over pensions, jobs and working conditions.

While some rail services will operate, TfL expects severe disruption to the network from the start of service on Monday until Tuesday morning, with many stations – particularly those in central and south London – closed.

The stations that can be open are for a limited time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TfL chief operating officer Andy Lord said: “I would like to apologize to London for the impact this strike will have on travel tomorrow and Tuesday morning.

“We know this is going to be detrimental to London and the economy, at a time when public transport is playing a crucial role in the capital’s recovery.

Transport for London (TfL) told the RMT union it was not too late to call a strike
Transport for London (TfL) told the RMT union it was not too late to call a strike

“While our aim is always to help everyone get around London when they want, the expected impact of the RMT action means we have to advise people not to travel until tomorrow if necessary, as many stations can be closed.

“Alternatives to the metro, including the bus and train networks, are likely to be much busier than usual and we expect the severe disruption caused by this strike to continue into the morning of Tuesday 7 June.

“No changes have been proposed to pensions and no one has lost or will lose their job as a result of the proposals we have made.

“My message to the RMT is: it is not too late to call off tomorrow’s strike. Working with us to find a solution is the best course of action, avoiding the disruption this strike will cause for Londoners and the economy.”

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