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Everything you need to know about the Tube strike

With the prospect of another Tube strike almost certain, here's everything you need to know about getting around the capital.

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  • LONDON UNDERGROUND

Customers are advised to complete their journeys by 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August and to travel earlier if possible, Tube services are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:30 and 18:30.

There will be no Tube services at all on Thursday 6 August and all other public transport services and roads will be much busier than usual.

There will be a normal service on Friday 7 August.

  • NATIONAL RAIL

National Rail routes will largely operate as normal but services are expected to be much busier than usual.

  • DLR

A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected. Entry and exit to DLR at Bank will be through Monument station only.

  • LONDON OVERGROUND

A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

  • TRAMLINK

A peak frequency service will operate throughout Thursday.

  • TFL RAIL

A normal service will operate but trains will be much busier than usual. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

TfL is working with Network Rail and the train operators to ensure that customers have the latest information on how best to get around.

  • BUSES

Services are being increased with around 250 extra buses on key routes but will be much busier than usual.

TfL Ambassadors and volunteers are being deployed to bus stations and hubs to provide customers with travel information and advice on the ground. Buses do not accept cash. Customers need to use contactless debit or credit cards or Oyster.

Contactless is the same fare as Oyster. You can top up your Oyster pay as you go credit or buy Travelcards and bus & tram passes at around 4,000 shops across London.

  • COACHES

Coaches will run more regularly on some London routes on the day of the strike. Several coach operators, including National Express and Green Line, offer services that stop in a number of locations throughout London. Some of the core coach routes are as follows:

Golders Green - Finchley Road - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

Brent Cross - Finchley Road - Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria (Green Line)

Hillingdon - Shepherd's Bush/Baker Street - Marble Arch - Victoria (Oxford Tube & X90)

Hammersmith - Kensington - Hyde park Corner - Victoria (Green Line)

Stratford - Bow - Aldgate - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

Bexley - Canary Wharf - Aldgate - Embankment - Victoria Street (Commuter Services)

Sutton - Streatham - Stockwell - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

Eltham - Lewisham - Walworth - Elephant & Castle - Victoria Coach Station (National Express)

There will also be an hourly service to Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminals 4 and 5.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Victoria Coach Station ticket hall, or on the operator’s websites.

  • EMIRATES CABLE CAR

The Emirates Air Line cable car will remain open until 23:00 on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 August. Travelcards will be accepted.

  • CYCLING

TfL will put on extra cycle hubs from 07:00-11:00 and 16:00-20:00 on 6 August, at:

Abbey Orchard Street (Victoria)

Soho Square (Soho)

Houghton Street (Strand)

Finsbury Square (Moorgate)

Waterloo Place (St James)

Chapel Place (Marylebone)

Concert Hall Approach (Waterloo)

  • RIVER SERVICES

TfL will operate extra river services on Thursday 6 August between central London and Canary Wharf, and central London and Putney.

  • TAXIS AND PRIVATE HIRE

During peak times a marshalled taxi service will operate at major London rail stations.

The marshals will manage taxi and passenger queues and provide advice and assistance to taxi passengers and other members of the public.

Private hire and minicab services will be running as normal. Details for licensed private hire and minicab operators in London are available here.

  • WALKING

Walking maps will be provided online and at transport hubs in central London, with TfL Ambassadors and volunteers helping people plan their routes around the city. People are urged to walk for short journeys, where possible.

  • ROADS AND CONGESTION CHARGE

The Congestion Charge will remain in operation throughout the strike.

TfL will be delaying or curtailing road works on major London roads wherever possible and has encouraged all London boroughs to take similar measures on their network.

TfL will also work with the Metropolitan Police to minimise the impact of congestion.