1. ITV Report

Rail and Tube passengers set to be hit by strikes

Thousands of rail and Tube passengers will be hit by strikes this week in separate disputes over the role of guards and working conditions.

Members of the RMT union at Southern and Greater Anglia will walk out for 24 hours on Tuesday and Thursday in rows over staffing and driver only trains.

The Southern dispute is now in its 18th month, with no sign of the deadlock being broken.

Meanwhile members of the drivers' union Aslef on London Underground will strike in Thursday in a row over working conditions.

Here's how journeys could be affected.


Greater Anglia says it is expecting to run a full service.

Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October 2017 - normal timetable planned to operate on both days.

About 60 per cent of our services do not have conductors – these are commuter trains to London Liverpool Street from Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Ipswich.

For the remaining 40% of services which do have conductors we have trained extra staff to safely cover for conductors who choose to take part in the strike action.

– Greater Anglia

The following Greater Anglia routes use conductors:

  • Norwich to London, Cambridge, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham
  • Ipswich to Cambridge, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Peterborough
  • Marks Tey to Sudbury
  • Manningtree to Harwich
  • Clacton/Walton-on-the-Naze to Colchester

Southern says services on most routes will operate normally, but there will be some alterations. For full details click here.


Transport for London says the whole Tube network will be substantially disrupted on Thursday, 5 October, should planned strike action by ASLEF members go ahead.

All other TfL services will be unaffected but many will be busier than usual as customers seek alternative routes.

Bus services are likely to be exceptionally busy across the Capital, so customers who are able to walk are encouraged to do so.

Information on walking times between Tube stations can be found at

Road journeys could also take significantly longer than usual, so customers are advised to drive through central London only if absolutely necessary.

– TfL