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Londoners advised to check before they travel ahead of London Overground strike

Customers are urged to check before they travel.All Overground routes will run, but some will have reduced operating hours.Customers requiring assisted travel are strongly advised to pre book assistance before travelling.London Underground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams and London buses are scheduled to operate as normal.Customers are being advised to check before they travel on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February as planned strike action by the RMT union is expected to impact London Overground services and some stations. Customers are advised to visit tfl.gov.uk/strikes for the latest information.RMT members, who are employed by Arriva Rail London and operate the London Overground on Transport for London’s (TfL’s) behalf, plan to strike on both days, although London Overground will still offer a service during this period.

No service is expected before 08:00 or after 18:00 on the following routes, with those that do operate expected to be busier than normal:

Gospel Oak - Barking 
Stratford – Richmond/Clapham Junction  
Highbury & Islington – Clapham Junction/West Croydon/Crystal Palace/New Cross 
Customers travelling on these routes are advised to consider alternative routes, allow extra time for their journey and to check before they travel.

If travelling on these days, customers are advised that the following stations will be closed and London Overground services will not stop there.  These include:

Haggerston 
Hoxton 
Rotherhithe 
Shadwell 
Shoreditch High Street 
Wapping 


In addition to these closures some stations will be open but may be unstaffed.Customers requiring assisted travel on London Overground services are strongly encouraged to pre-book assistance before travelling, as staff will not be available at all stations to assist on a turn up and go (TUAG) basis.For information on booking assistance on London Overground and Elizabeth line journeys, visit our Help from staff webpage.

London Underground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams and London buses are expected to operate as normal but could be busier than normal.

Trish Ashton, TfL’s Director of Rail and Sponsored services, said: “Strikes are never good news for our customers, and we urge the RMT and Arriva Rail London to work together to try to come to a resolution.  Customers planning to use London Overground services are urged to check before they travel, allow extra time for their journeys, and check the TfL website or the TfL Go app for the latest travel information.”This is the first of two 48- hour strikes by the RMT union over pay.  Further strike action is also planned on Monday 4 March and Tuesday 5 March, with travel updates planned nearer to the time.For the latest travel information customers should check the TfL website or the TfL Go app. 

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