Is there a Tube strike today? When London train, Tube and TfL buses will strike in February 2023

Is there a Tube strike today? When London train, Tube and TfL buses will strike in February 2023

All the strike action affecting London transport this February

Strike action across the UK is continuing in earnest into 2023, with disruptions to transport infrastructure expected in the capital and beyond.

Unions are in dispute with transport bosses and the Government over pay, job cuts, safety and changes to terms and conditions.

But which services are affected and is there a Tube strike today? Here’s everything you need to know.

Is there a Tube strike in London today?

There are currently no Tube strikes scheduled to take place in London today or for the remainder of February, although this may change.

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Members of the Aslef union working on the Bakerloo line were set to walk out on 4 February and 11 February – the first two Saturdays of this month – but Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that these have been suspended.

Are London train drivers on strike today?

Yes. Members of the train drivers union Aslef will strike on Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 February.

Industrial action will affect some of London’s biggest commuter rail services, including Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink.

The strike is also being joined by drivers who are members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT).

Trains that do run are set to start later and finish much earlier than usual – typically between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

The following operators have confirmed they will be running no services on either day:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • Heathrow Express
  • Island Line
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • Northern
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands Railway

The following operators will be running a reduced service:

  • Greater Anglia & Stansted Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • LNER

The Rail Delivery Group has advised: “It is expected that nationally around 30 per cent of train services will run but there will be wide variations across the network – with the possibility there will be no trains in some parts of the country and other lines running a normal service.

“It is likely that evening services on some lines will be affected on the days before each strike. Morning services on those lines may also be disrupted on 2 and 4 February because much of the rolling stock will not be in the right depots.”

The National Rail journey planner has been updated with full information on all journeys.

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Those with tickets for between 1 and 3 February can use them the day before the ticket date, or up to and including Tuesday 7 February.

Passengers with advance, anytime or off-peak tickets for travel on strike days can also have their ticket refunded with no fee if the train they have booked is cancelled, delayed or rescheduled.

Are there more rail strikes scheduled for February?

With the exception of 1 and 3 February, there are currently no more rail strikes scheduled for February, although this could change.

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Are London bus drivers on strike this February?

London bus drivers are staging further strikes this week in their battle to reach a pay agreement with bosses.

Nearly 2,000 members of the Unite union who work for Abellio buses are walking out on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February.

There are no further bus strikes planned at present after several strike days were already held in January.

Which London bus services are affected by strike action?

Routes affected by the Abellio strike action are mostly in west and south London, including night services and some school routes.

Transport for London (TfL) says: “On strike days, we will aim to run as many services as possible, but we expect disruption.”

Here are the routes that will be affected:

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