Normal Tube services in operation today after Tube strike
LU encourages unions to engage in negotiations to resolve the dispute and deliver the Night Tube that London needs.
Tube services have returned to normal this morning (Friday 7 August) following the strike by Tube unions, with customers thanked by LU for their patience during the action. The unions are now being encouraged to return to talks to resolve the dispute.
The rest of the transport network helped customers get around during the strike, with customers getting around with help from transport workers across the bus network, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Trams, river services and Emirates Air Line.
Many commuters also took advantage of the dry weather, taking to Santander Cycles or walking part or all of their journey to work.
Hundreds of TfL Travel Ambassadors were out in force to help Londoners, visitors and tourists get around on foot, by bus, by Santander Cycles or by other means.
250 extra buses
Around 250 extra buses boosted capacity on the main commuter corridors and to and from mainline stations. Extra river services were also provided.
Steve Griffiths, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer, said: 'I thank Londoners for their patience during the strike. I also thank the many transport staff who worked hard to help Londoners and visitors get around.
'I'm sorry that people had difficult journeys yesterday and we are working hard to resolve the dispute. We have made a very fair offer to the unions that includes pay rises and bonuses for all, and guarantees to protect work-life balance.
'With the drivers, station staff and other roles, which we have recruited for the Night Tube, it is also creating over 500 jobs. We are now encouraging the unions to engage in negotiations to resolve this dispute and deliver the Night Tube that London needs.'
Notes to Editors:
- The Night Tube is part of LU's work to modernise the service offered to customers
- It is widely supported by Londoners and businesses and will transform night time journeys across London
- Journey times will be cut by an average of 20 minutes, with some cut by more than an hour
- London's night-time economy will be opened up to a host of new opportunities, with the Night Tube supporting around 2,000 permanent jobs and boosting the economy by £360 million