Three Days Of Tube Strikes Announced

The RMT has confirmed three planned days of strike action for the coming weeks, with drivers’ union Aslef expected to confirm dates shortly (they’ll be the same dates). These strikes are about the ongoing dispute over working conditions for the much-delayed night tube and the 2015 pay settlement. Aslef’s Finn Brennan said: Taking strike action is never something that […]

Tube Strike Cancelled!!!

This week’s proposed tube strike have been called off. The decision follows talks between union leaders and Transport for London, mediated by conciliation service Acas. The dispute centred around the work/life balance of drivers (more here), with the upcoming but delayed introduction of the Night Tube 24-hour weekend services. Members of three unions, RMT, Tssa and Unite, had […]

More Tube Strike

Two more strikes by London Underground staff have been announced. Look out for more ‘travel chaos’ headlines as London Underground workers plan to stage two further strikes in the ongoing dispute over plans for the Night Tube. The RMT union has announced its members will walk out (Tube Strike) for 24 hours from 9pm on Tuesday 25 August and […]

Second 24-hour Tube Strike

London Underground drivers are to stage another 24-hour tube strike amid a dispute over the new all-night Tube service. The ASLEF union said the walkout would take place from 9.30pm on Wednesday, 5 August, threatening more severe disruption to journeys. The announcement comes less than a week after a 24-hour Tube strike caused travel chaos in the capital. […]

Automatic refunds for rail passengers

Rail passengers delayed by more than two minutes could be entitled to automatic refunds under a new Government crackdown. The scheme, which is now being trialled on the C2C line in Essex, would force train companies to automatically pay out using travel smartcards, with travellers entitled to more money for every extra minute their service […]

London Bridge railway station partially closes

London Bridge railway station has partially closed for nine days for building work. There will be no First Capital Connect or Southern trains calling at the station until 1 September. The closure is part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme, which aims to improve north-south travel through the capital. Nicky Hughes from Network Rail said the […]

Northern Line – 24 Hour Tube Strike

Drivers in the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will take part in a 24 hour walkout on 1 December. The tube strike will run from 4.44am on Monday until 4.43am on Tuesday 2 December, as drivers operating out of the Morden depot are instructed not to book in for shifts during the strike hours. […]

Delays explained – knock-on effects

Similar to a busy motorway, even the smallest delay can have a huge knock-on effect. 22,000 passenger trains and 2,000 freight trains use the rail network every day and at peak times critical parts of the network now run at close to 100 per cent capacity. Most of the problems that occur on the rail […]