Transport for London (TfL) has advised customers that journeys on the DLR will be severely disrupted today (Tuesday 3 November) and tomorrow (Wednesday 4 November) due to a 48-hour strike called by the leadership of the RMT union.
The union is in dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands, who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL, and the action means that there is no service on the DLR network. Customers are strongly advised to check the TfL website and seek alternative routes for both days.
The Jubilee, Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines in east London, and London Overground between Highbury and Surrey Quays, are expected to be much busier than usual due to the strike.
Stations that interchange with the DLR and other key stations on the network - Canning Town, Bank, Stratford, Canary Wharf, Canada Water, West Ham and Shadwell - will be exceptionally busy.
There will be extra buses on existing bus routes that operate along the DLR network and staff are being deployed to help customers get around.
Rory O'Neill, TfL's Director of DLR, said: `We are disappointed that strike action called by the RMT leadership is causing disruption to DLR customers. The only way to resolve their dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands, who operate the DLR on our behalf, is through meaningful discussion rather than unnecessary strike action.
`We have put on extra buses, on existing bus routes, that operate along the DLR route and staff will also be available to help. Other TfL services are operating but will be busier than normal particularly at key interchanges with the DLR network. We ask customers who are able to, to consider avoiding the busiest times if they can.'
TfL staff are on hand to provide travel information and advice and customers can keep up-to-date on the status of their services in a range of ways, including
The strike officially ends at 03:58am on Thursday 5 November however it is likely that start of services may be affected. Customers are advised to check the TfL website for service updates.
Customers are asked to remember:
Customers are advised that the following will apply:
Please remember that service delay refunds are suspended during strike action.