Strike action is taking place on national rail services and will impact London Overground and Elizabeth line services as well as some of the London Underground.On Wednesday 27 July, the RMT union is planning 24 hours of strike action across the national rail network.Further strike action on Saturday 30 July by train drivers who are part of the ASLEF union, with no service expected on the entire London Overground network. All other TfL services expected to operate normallyTransport for London (TfL) is advising customers that while they will still be able to travel during planned national rail industrial action next week, they should check before they travel. The RMT and ASLEF unions are planning to take industrial action on Wednesday 27 July and Saturday 30 July respectively, which will impact some TfL services. Full information will be available at tfl.gov.uk/rail-strike.Network Rail is introducing a reduced timetable as a result of the industrial action being carried out by members of the RMT who work for Network Rail. While the industrial action doesn’t involve TfL staff, varying degrees of disruption are expected on the District and Bakerloo lines, London Overground, and the Elizabeth line, which all share some sections of track with Network Rail. The majority of TfL’s other services will run on Wednesday as usual.
Passengers should also expect some disruption on the morning of Thursday 28 July with a later start to services as signalling staff return to work.
On Saturday 30 July, ASLEF strike action at eight train operators across the country will significantly disrupt some routes. This includes the London Overground network, where there will be no service due to strike action from members of the ASLEF union who work for Arriva Rail London. There will also be no Night Overground services on the evening of 30 July and the early hours of 31 July. Reduced timetables will be in place across the Elizabeth line. Customers who use London Overground and Elizabeth line services should use alternative routes to complete their journeys, with all other TfL services expected to operate normally.
Additionally, there will be no Elizabeth line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July due to planned engineering works to undertake required software upgrades to trains and signalling. These software upgrades were planned months ago and will ensure the delivery of through-services from Reading, Heathrow, and Shenfield directly into central London later this year.
All other TfL modes of transport will run as normal but are expected to be much busier than normal as customers seek alternative routes.
Customers travelling on the morning of Sunday 31 July are advised a good service is expected on the London Overground by midday. If travelling before midday, customers are advised to plan ahead, check before they travel, and leave more time for their journey.