Strikes

National rail strikes: Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October

National rail strikes are planned on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October.

  • Most TfL services will continue to run
  • There will be some disruption to London Overground, Tube and Elizabeth line services
  • Disruption to services will continue into the following morning
  • Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October: there are no services on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow due to planned works. Rail replacement bus services will run
  • If you are traveling to the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October, check with the event organiser and plan your journey in advance

Plan ahead, check before you travel and leave more time for your journey.

Saturday 1 October

London Overground

  • Night Overground for Friday 30 September ends around 04:00 on Saturday 1 October
  • No service on the entire London Overground network from around 04:00

Tube

Bakerloo

  • Limited services between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone between 08:00 and 18:00
  • The rest of the line will run as normal

District

  • Limited services running 07:15-18:30 between:
    • Wimbledon and Parson's Green 
    • Richmond and Turnham Green
  • The rest of the line will run as normal

Piccadilly

Due to planned works:

  • Between 0045 and 0430, no Night Tube service between Hammersmith and Heathrow (all terminals)

  • From 04:30: no services between Acton Town and Heathrow

  • Rail replacement buses running

Elizabeth line

West (Paddington-Reading/Heathrow) Central (Paddington-Abbey Wood)  East (Liverpool Street-Shenfield)
  • Reduced service between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow 
  • Trains will only operate between 07:40 and 17:10
  • Two trains per hour each to Reading, Heathrow T4 and Heathrow T5
  • Until 17:45: normal service 
  • After 17:45: reduced service

 

  • Reduced service - two trains per hour
  • Services only running 07:30-17:30

Other services

Sunday 2 October 

Heathrow Airport

On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, services to and from Heathrow Airport are affected by the strikes and by planned engineering works on the Piccadilly line.

  • No Piccadilly line to or from the airport on Saturday or Sunday
  • Rail replacement buses running from Hammersmith and Acton Town on the Piccadilly line
  • Limited Elizabeth line service between 07:40 and 17:10 on Saturday 1 October
  • No Elizabeth line around 08:00 on Sunday 2 October. Good service expected by late morning

Travel advice

Plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

Saturday 1 October

  • If travelling before 07:40 or after around 17:10, use replacement buses 
  • If travelling between 07:40 and 17:10, use Elizabeth line services

Sunday 2 October

  • If travelling before around 08:00, use replacement buses 

Wednesday 5 October

London Overground

  • No service on the entire London Overground network

Other services

Saturday 8 October

Tube

Bakerloo

  • Limited services between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone between 08:00 and 18:00
  • The rest of the line will run as normal

District

  • Limited services running 07:15-18:30 between Richmond and Turnham Green
  • No service between Wimbledon and Earls Court (due to planned works)
  • The rest of the line will run as normal

Elizabeth line

West (Paddington-Reading/Heathrow) Central (Paddington-Abbey Wood)  East (Liverpool Street-Shenfield)
  • Reduced service between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow 
  • Trains will only operate between 07:40 and 17:14
  • Two trains per hour each to Reading and Heathrow T4
  • Until 17:45: normal service 
  • After 17:45: reduced service

 

  • Reduced service - two trains per hour
  • Services only running 07:30-17:30

London Overground

  • Night Overground for Friday 7 October ends around 04:00 on Saturday 8 October
  • No service expected between 04:00 and 08:00, and after 18:00
  • Reduced service running between 08:00 and 18:00

Sunday 9 October

Arriva bus strike suspended

The bus strike on Arriva services planned from Tuesday 4 October has been suspended. Services will run as usual.


Use our travel tools

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. To keep up-to-date with the latest service information, see:

  • This web page, which will be regularly updated
  • The TfL Go app
  • Journey Planner, which can help you plan your route by public transport, cycling or walking
  • The latest status updates for Tube, rail and trams
  • The latest status updates for buses and traffic
  • Nearby, which uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • Our email updates