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Proposed Piccadilly Line Strike Action – 23 to 24 March, 2016

TfL have published travel advice to help Londoners get around, should planned strike action on the Piccadilly line take place this week. Drivers on the Piccadilly line who are Tube union members are currently planning to strike from 21:00 on Wednesday, 23 March for 24 hours.

If the strike goes ahead, there will be no Piccadilly line service from late evening on Wednesday and all day on Thursday, 24 March. Services on other Tube lines will continue to run as normal, but will be busier than usual

Although the strike begins at 21:00 on Wednesday, TfL will keep Piccadilly line services running until approximately 22:30. Passengers are therefore advised to complete journeys on the Piccadilly line by 22:30 on Wednesday and to travel earlier if possible.

  • For those travelling between Heathrow airport and central London, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will be available to and from London Paddington station
  • Interchange stations along the Piccadilly line – Finsbury Park, Green Park and King’s Cross St. Pancras stations in particular – will be much busier than usual
    • Services on other Tube and Rail lines, the bus network and river will run as normal but are expected to be busy as passengers seek alternative routes
  • Roads in west and central London are also expected to be busy
  • Extra buses will be provided to help Londoners get around. Buses do not accept cash, so customers will need to use their contactless debit or credit card, Oyster or bus & tram pass to continue their journeys. Passengers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

The Piccadilly line is expected to run a Saturday service on Friday, 25 March as part of the Easter Bank Holiday arrangements, although customers are advised to check before they travel.

TfL advises all passengers to allow more time for their journeys and to check before they travel at tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Easter engineering works on the Tube, TfL Rail and London Overground will go ahead as planned from Friday, 25 March.