London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

By Paul Riegler on 3 October 2017
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DSC_0679Londoners and visitors alike are preparing for a 24-hour London Underground strike on October 5.

The Tube, as it is called, not only serves commuters but also visitors arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The union representing the system’s drivers, Aslef, has called for a walkout starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday over a dispute about work practices.

Transport for London, which manages the Tube, said that the job action would lead to “large-scale disruption.” If the strike proceeds, “there will be no service on most of the Tube network all day Thursday,” the agency said.

Although the agency will be putting more buses on the road than usual, it urged people to walk if at all possible, as buses will be “exceptionally busy.”

The London Underground serves London and some portions of several adjacent counties including Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Hertfordshire. It has a daily ridership of 4.8 million people.

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