Strike threat for Piccadilly Line

The interior of a London Underground 1973 tube stock Piccadilly Line
Drivers plan 24-hour strike from late on 23 March
Published Tue, 2016-03-22 10:33

Drivers on the Piccadilly line who are Tube union members are currently planning to strike from 21:00 on Wednesday 23 March for 24 hours.

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The interior of a London Underground 1973 tube stock Piccadilly Line © Chris McKenna- Wikimedia Commons

If the strike goes ahead, there will be no Piccadilly Line service from late evening on Wednesday and all day on Thursday 24 March. For customers travelling between Heathrow airport and central London, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will be available to and from London Paddington station.

Although the strike begins at 21:00 on Wednesday, London Underground (LU) will be able to keep Piccadilly Line services running until around 22:30. Customers are therefore advised to complete journeys on the Piccadilly Line by 22:30 on Wednesday and to travel earlier if possible.

Interchange stations along the Piccadilly Line - Finsbury Park, Green Park and King's Cross St Pancras stations in particular - will be much busier than usual. Services on other tube and rail lines, the bus network and river will run as normal but are expected to be busy as passengers seek alternative routes. Roads in west and central London are also expected to be busy.

Extra buses will be provided to help Londoners get around. Buses do not accept cash, so customers will need to use their contactless debit or credit card, Oyster or bus & tram pass to continue their journeys. Customers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

The Piccadilly Line is expected to run a Saturday service on Friday 25 March as part of the Easter Bank Holiday arrangements.

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