Strikes

National rail strikes - December 2022 and January 2023

Strikes will affect national rail services nationwide. Most TfL services, including most of the Tube, will continue to run. However, there will be some disruption where track is operated by Network Rail.

Strikes are planned on these days:

  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December 2022
  • Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December 2022
  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 January 2023
  • Friday 6 and Saturday 7 January 2023

From Friday 23 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023, there are planned works and service changes for the Christmas and New Year period.

There is also a part-closure on the Bakeloo line and London Overground from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 December 2022.

On strike days

After strikes

On the days after strikes, on services affected by strikes:

  • Expect early-morning disruption
  • A good service will be running by late morning

Tube

District line

Limited services will run 07:30-18:30 between:

  • Wimbledon and Parsons Green
  • Richmond and Turnham Green 

Bakerloo line

  • No services will run between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone

Elizabeth line

Reduced service. Services will operate in 3 sections:

Liverpool Street - Shenfield

  • Services will run 07:30-18:30
  • 2 trains per hour

Abbey Wood - Paddington

  • 12 trains per hour until 17:30
  • 6 trains per hour from 17:30
  • 6 trains per hour before 08:00 on Wed 14 and Sat 17 December 2022, and Wed 4 and Sat 7 January 2023

Paddington - Heathrow

  • Services will run 07:30-18:30
  • 2 trains per hour Paddington - Reading
  • 2 trains per hour Paddington - Heathrow T4

London Overground

  • Reduced service
  • Services will run 07:30-18:30
  • Night Overground will not run on strike days

Richmond/Clapham Junction - Stratford

  • Reduced service

Highbury and Islington - West Croydon/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace

  • 2 trains per hour between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon
  • 2 trains per hour between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction
  • 2 trains per hour between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace

Gospel Oak - Barking

  • No services will run between Barking and Barking Riverside
  • 4 trains per hour Gospel Oak - Barking

Liverpool Street - Chingford/Cheshunt/Enfield Town

  • 2 trains per hour between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town
  • 2 trains per hour between Liverpool Street and Chingford
  • 1 train per hour between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt

Euston - Watford Junction

  • No services will run on Saturday 17 December
  • 2 trains per hour between Euston and Watford Junction
  • 2 trains per hour between Euston and Kilburn High Road

Romford - Upminster

  • No service expected

National rail strikes - 24 to 27 December 2022

Strike action planned from 18:00 Saturday 24 December until 06:00 Tuesday 27 December 2022.

Keep checking this webpage for more information.


Bus strikes

The Metroline strike activity planned on Thursday 8, Friday 9, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December has been suspended.

There are still strikes on Abellio bus services. On strike days, we will aim to run as many services as possible.

  • Routes affected by the Abellio strike action are mostly in west and south London
  • Other bus services are not affected by these strikes

Bus strike dates 

There are bus strikes on these dates:

  • Friday 9 December
  • Saturday 10 December
  • Friday 16 December
  • Saturday 17 December
  • Saturday 24 December
  • Tuesday 27 December (bank holiday)
  • Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve)
  • Wednesday 4 January
  • Thursday 5 January
  • Tuesday 10 January
  • Thursday 12 January
  • Monday 16 January
  • Thursday 19 January
  • Wednesday 25 January
  • Thursday 26 January

Routes affected are listed below. Other services not affected by strikes will be busier than normal.

On the days after strikes, a good service will be running by approximately 06:00.

Plan ahead and check your travel.

Bus routes affected by strikes

All routes affected are run by Abellio.

Day routes

3, 27, 45, 63, 68, 109, 130, 156, 195, 196, 201, 207, 267, 270, 278, 315, 322, 350, 367, 381, 407, 415, 427, 433, 464, 482, 490, 969, C10, E5, E7, E10, E11, H20, H25, H28, H26, P5, P13, R68, R70, S4, U5, U7, U9

Route 481 will operate but with fewer services on weekdays from 07:30-08:00, and from 15:00-16:00. 

24-hour routes

24, 111, 159, 285, 344, 345

Night routes

N3, N27, N63, N68, N109, N207, N381

School routes

671


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:

Accessibility

For more information about accessibility and help from staff at stations not impacted by strikes, see our accessibility pages.