Tube strike: TfL warns passengers of 'little or no service' as more than 10,000 workers walk out

Commuters have been told there will be "little or no service" on London Underground services during Wednesday's strike action by Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' and Aslef unions.

Workers in both unions are set to walk out in a long-running dispute over job cuts, pensions and working conditions.

Transport for London (TfL) said the Overground, DLR, Elizabeth Line, trams and buses would be "busier than normal" and advised passengers to allow more time for their journeys.

Some services running on Wednesday may not stop at all stations or run to their normal destinations due to station closures.

It warned that disruption may continue into Thursday as services start later than usual and advised customers to check the latest information before travelling.

Meanwhile, the RMT urged Sadiq Khan to reverse the "managed decline" of the Underground before around 10,000 members of the union walk out tomorrow.

In a letter to the Mayor of London, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "As you are aware RMT is campaigning for the restoration of TfL operational funding.

"No other comparable city to London seeks to run its public transport system without an operational subsidy and the folly of attempting to do so has been cruelly exposed by the demand shocks of the pandemic.

"TfL's need for emergency funding from Government has led to dependence on striking deals with a spiteful administration with an agenda to drive down the living standards of transport workers," he wrote.

"I'm sure you will agree that there is no sustainable future for TfL on this basis."

Mr Lynch concludes by urging Mr Khan to "change course and reverse the managed decline of London Underground.

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"Join with RMT in campaigning for the funding that TfL needs to maintain the jobs, pensions and conditions of its workforce and the services it provides to the travelling public of London."

A spokesperson for the Mayor said: "No one wants to see strikes and the disruption across the country this week is particularly bad news for many of the capital's businesses who are struggling with inflation and the cost of doing business.

"The Mayor has repeatedly made clear that the Government's insistence on including a review into pension reform as part of the emergency funding deal for TfL was unwarranted and had the potential to lead to this kind of industrial action.

"TfL has done everything within its power to avoid strikes going ahead on the Tube and will keep working with unions to avoid further action.

"Ensuring London's transport network is appropriately staffed is a key part of delivering services safely. We take any concerns about safety extremely seriously and the Mayor is working with TfL to understand the RMT's claims."