Tube Strike: Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th August 2015

That's right it's happening again! There's a tube strike on Wednesday (Aug 5th) from 18:30! If you're worried about getting to work, to the airport, or just travelling in general, we have a few tips to help you get by.

Travelling By Rail

Rail services will be busier than usual during the strike, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to travel. We've put together a webpage where you can find the closest rail station to any of the affected tube stations. Don't forget, London Overground is running a normal service, so you won't find those stations in the list.

If you're running Fasteroute for Android, we've just released an update which lets you see nearby rail stations on a map - useful if you need to find the nearest non-tube station. You can update to the new version (or install it if you don't have it yet) here.

Commuters may also face issues crossing the river. Key routes for crossing the river pass through London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf, Charing Cross and London Bridge (through to Cannon Street). Alternatively passengers can walk across bridges and board buses on the other side.

The only rail services that will be affected are Chiltern Railways. For more information, click here.

Travelling By Bus

TfL have committed to putting another 250 buses on the roads for the 24 hour strike from Wednesday 18:30. They will also provide staff at bus stations to help passengers get around. Buses can also be useful to get from one of the nearby rail stations found on our new alternative stations webpage.

Travelling By Overground/DLR

DLR and London Overground services will operate as usual, although trains may be busier than normal.

Getting to Heathrow

If you were planning to use the Picadilly line to get to or from Heathrow airport, this won't be possible during the strike. Instead you can use the Heathrow Connect (£10.10, half-hourly stopping trains) or Heathrow Express (£21.50, direct, every fifteen minutes) from London Paddington.

- RED: Tube stations - Blue: Rail/DLR/Overground stations - Purple: both

Map of Rail Stations in London