Is there a Tube strike on Saturday 30 July? How London Underground and TfL will be affected by rail strikes

The UK’s summer of travel disruption continues this Saturday as workers from eight train operators walk out in a pay dispute.

On Wednesday, around 80 per cent of trains around the country were canceled in a separate strike action, with the Tube and other Transport for London (TfL) services disrupted as a result.

It came after London Underground workers staged a 24-hour walkout on the same day as another nationwide train strike last month, prompting transport chaos in the capital.

Here’s everything you need to know about what Saturday’s train strikes mean for the travel in London.

What is the train strike on 30 July?

Aslef union members at eight train operators are staging a strike on Saturday 30 July after talks broke down over pay.

It is expected 5,500 members of staff will walk out, on a day when Birmingham will be hosting a packed schedule of events for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. This includes the marathon, which will mean many city center roads will be closed to road traffic.

The train companies affected by the strike are:

  • London Overground
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • LNER
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • southeastern
  • West Midlands Railway
The London Overground will be severely disrupted by Saturday’s train strike (Photo: PA)

How will the train strikes affect the Tube and TfL?

Although most London Underground and TfL services are expected to run as normal on Saturday, there will be some disruption.

No service is expected on the London Overgroundwith no trains on the Night Overground on Saturday or the early hours of Sunday.

There will also be no service running on the elizabethline between Paddington and Abbey Wood, due to planned engineering works.

Despite Wednesday’s strike having a knock-on effect on some london underground services, the Tube is expected to run as normal on Saturday, although TfL warns that trains may be busier than usual.

However, as is the case for much of the country, there is expected to be no or minimal service on NationalRail routes in London.

On Sunday, the majority of TfL routes are expected to return to normal, with the London Overground returning to normal service by 9.00am.

More on Strikes

When is the next Tube strike?

Workers on the London Underground are set to stage a 24-hour strike on Friday 19 August.

The RMT union said the walkout has been prompted by TfL’s “refusal” to share details of a draft government proposal for funding the transport system. It said it is giving TfL until 2 August to give assurances on jobs, pensions and working conditions.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

“They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from the government.

“Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on 19 August will go ahead.”

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