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Boxing Day tube strike hits Londoners hard affecting their shopping plans

Written on:December 26, 2023
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Londoners face travel disruptions on Boxing Day due to tube strike

As retailers try to lure shoppers on the Boxing Day 2012, London Underground drivers are putting a break on the tube services today, as they strike for a holiday pay. The Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more buses will be introduced to help commuters for uninterrupted Boxing Day sales.

Owing to the Aslef union’s Boxing Day tube strike that was announced on December 4, TfL said that shoppers heading towards West End or Westfield shopping centres in Stratford, east London, and White City, west London, can take advantage of the extra buses that are being laid on to avoid transport disruptions to Londoners. 700 bus routes will operate a Sunday service to avoid inconveniencing commuters.

Despite the Boxing Day tube strike, some tube services such as Southern and south eastern train services will remain functional on the London Victoria and London St Pancras International stations as well as on the Gatwick Express and Stansted Express. TfL has advised passengers to consider walking into the West End from either Victoria or St Pancras, which would take around 25 minutes.

The TfL website states that there will be no service between North Acton and Ealing Broadway, replacement buses will operate from North Acton and Ealing Broadway via West Acton and Ealing Common. No tube services will run between Hainault and Woodford. Fairlop, Roding Valley, Chigwell and Grange Hill stations will be closed.

TfL has annoucned that there would be no tube service today between Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia). Upminster Bridge will be closed. Marylebone and South Kenton lines will be closed. TfL announces that there would be no service between Baker Street and Aldgate before 1045 and after 1900. No Chiltern Railways service.

In the Northern line, no tube service between Edgware / East Finchley and Charing Cross / Kennington via Bank. Replacement buses will operate on some sections. Mill Hill East service, North Ealing in Piccadilly Line are not available.

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