Beat the Tube Strike!

These strikes are happening due to the new "Night Tube" plans and to move station staff out of ticket offices into the platforms. Several staff members from the Rail Maritime Union (RMT) and others such as ASLEF feel these proposals are not right and wish to go against these ideas. The strikes will take place between the 28th April 2014 at 20:00 and 30th April 2014 (Last trains). Also between the 5th May 2014 and 8th May 2014, another strike will be in place. 

Trains will also operate between 0700 and 2200, and some trains will have the last service running out of Central London well before this time, at around 2100 or just before 2100. So please do arrange any travels to take place earlier unless using a bus or any other mode of transport. The London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and Riverboat services are not affected. 

Below are the closures listed:

London Underground District Line at Chiswick Park/ Chiswick, Business Park.
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Bakerloo Line: No service between Queen's Park and Harrow & Wealdstone, and operational areas with reduced frequencies. London Overground may run between London Euston and Watford Junction. Kensal Green station will be closed Several stations are closed though, read below.
Bakerloo Line Station Closures: Maida Vale, Kilburn Park, Edgware Road, Embankment, Piccadilly Circus, Regent's Park or Lambeth North stations on any day until the strike is over.

Central Line: No service between Leytonstone and White City. Services from White City will only be for West Ruislip, however depending on availability of staff and trains, Ealing Broadway services may run during the peak. A service from Leytonstone may be extended to Holborn, although this relies on availability of staff and trains.
Central Line Station Closures: Redbridge, Wanstead, Gants Hill stations will be closed.

Circle Line: Normal service to operate, although with reduced frequencies.
Circle Line Station Closures: Great Portland Street, Sloane Square, Gloucester Road, Temple, Blackfriars, Barbican, Cannon Street and Euston Square stations will be closed throughout the strike.

District Line: No services to Kensington (Olympia), Edgware Road and Richmond (From Turnham Green). Services will operate between Ealing Broadway and Tower Hill via Earl's Court and between Wimbledon to Barking via Earl's Court and Victoria. No C or S Stock trains are to operate (To anyone chasing these trains). Take the District Line to Acton Town to change for the Piccadilly Line for an every 20-30 minute service to Heathrow Terminal 1, 2 and 3 ONLY.
District Line Station Closures: Several stations WILL be closed. These are: Aldgate East, Blackfriars, Gloucester Road, Stepney Green, Temple, Sloane Square, Cannon Street stations. All of these will be closed to District Line services.

Hammersmith & City Line: No service. Please use the Circle Line for stations between Hammersmith and Liverpool Street/ Aldgate/ Tower Hill. If travelling stations Aldgate East - Barking, please use the Circle Line until Tower Hill, and then change

Hammersmith & City Line Station Closures: Barbican, Great Portland Street and Euston Square stations are to be closed throughout the strike.

Jubilee Line: No service between Wembley Park and Stanmore. Services outside this closure will operate every 5 minutes.
Jubilee Line Station Closures: Some stations will be closed, and are as followed: Bermondsey, Canada Water, Southwark, St John's Wood and Swiss Cottage will be closed throughout the strike.

Metropolitan Line: No service between Harrow-On-The-Hill and any westbound/ northbound destination (Chesham/ Amersham/ Watford/ Uxbridge). Also, all-stations services are to run between Baker Street/ Aldgate and Harrow-On-The-Hill. During the peak, depending on availability of staff and trains, some services might run to Uxbridge during the peak. 

Metropolitan Line Station Closures: The following stations are closed: Barbican, Euston Square and Great Portland Street stations will all be closed throughout the strike.

Northern Line: A normal service will operate everywhere on the Northern Line, although no service to and from Mill Hill East. Reduced frequencies throughout.
Northern Line Station Closures: The following stations are closed: Angel, Borough, Chalk Farm, Clapham North and Clapham South, Warren Street, Oval, Colliers Wood, Embankment, Goodge Street, Hampstead, Mornington Crescent, Leicester Square, Old Street, South Wimbledon, Mill Hill East and Tooting Bec stations will all be closed.

Piccadilly Line: No service between Acton Town and Arnos Grove, and no service between Acton Town and Uxbridge/ Rayners Lane. Reduced frequencies throughout and all trains will run to and from Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3 ONLY. Heathrow Terminals 4 and 5 station is closed. Use Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express free shuttle services to get to Terminal 1, 2 and 3 to connect to and from Piccadilly Line. If you'd like to travel to Heathrow Terminal 4 and/ or Terminal 5, alight at Hatton Cross station, then take bus routes 482 or 490 to your desired destination. Note you will be in the Heathrow Free Travel Zone so you won't be charged at all for any journey made between Hatton Cross and Heathrow Termianl 4/ 5 (In that direction only, but please do check with TfL staff).
Piccadilly Line Station Closures: Southgate, Heathrow Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Hounslow West stations will be closed. 
London Underground Victoria Line 2009 11065, King's X St Pancras.
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Victoria Line: No service between Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters, and between Victoria and Brixton. Please use bus route 2 between Victoria and Brixton for all stations. A slightly reduced service is to run in place during the strikes.
Victoria Line Station Closures: The only station in the operational area closed is Warren Street. If the service extends to Brixton from Victoria, trains will not stop at Pimlico or Vauxhall.

Waterloo & City Line: No service.
Waterloo & City Line Station Closures: Bank and Waterloo will be closed to the Waterloo & City Line throughout the strike.

However, extra bus, coach, riverbus, DLR, London Overground and taxi services are to operate. Please note the bus routes listed below may have internal spares inside the company, or single decker workings on single decker routes to be converted double deck instead, not just hired by external companies such as EnsignBus.

Bus routes 2, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 36, 38, 52, 69, 73, 83, 91, 94, 139, 140, 148, 155, 158, 182, 188, 190, 205, 211, 242, 257, 266, E3, U1, RV1, H11, H91, H98 and E2 will have extra buses in service.

Last updated: 1st May 2014, 06:50

NOTE: Please do note that some other stations not-listed may close last minute before the strike or during the strike. Any other information should be found at TfL's Website (Click Here). Increased services on selected routes have also been put in place.


  1. You didn't mention H11 as it got two extra buses in the form of Sullivan's buses Enviro200s

    1. Ah yes, that's now been added - when we wrote this post we weren't aware that H11 was getting extra buses!