Tube bosses have published details of the services they expect to operate during this week’s strikes by members of the RMT and TSSA unions.
The strikes are being held in protest at plans to close all Tube ticket offices and redeploy staff to ticket halls and platforms where London Underground says they’ll be able to better serve passengers.
Since 2007 there has been a marked decline in the number of ticket sales at traditional offices as Londoners increasingly took to managing their Oyster cards online and topping up at local newsagents and retailers.
Unions say the changes, which will involve the loss of 750 jobs, will make the network less safe for passengers. LU denies the claim.
Members will hold two 48-hour strikes, the first of which will start on at 21:00 Tuesday, 4th February and last until 20:59 Thursday 6th February.
LU plans to deploy back office staff to ticket gates and platforms in support union members who decline to strike. It will also use Travel Ambassadors to ensure Londoners are able to find alternative routes to work.
Transport for London says all non-Tube services will operate as normal, although some London Overground and DLR stations which interchange with London Underground may be affected by the strikes.
The following Tube services will operate:
Passengers are being urged to plan ahead and to check before they travel at tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.