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When is the Tube strike this week and which lines will it affect?

When is the Tube strike this week and which lines will it affect?
When is the Tube going to be affected by a strike? (Picture: Getty)

This Friday 13 April, a 24-hour Tube strike is scheduled, meaning commuters may find themselves more miserable than usual.

Yes, Friday 13 really is pants in London.

But never fear! Youll still be able to womble free underground if you take note of which lines are taking the worst hit and avoid them.

And while train drivers union Aslef may have taken plenty of drivers out of action, it may be that you only face some delays on Friday rather than complete closures.

When is the Tube strike this week and which lines will it affect?
The Tube carriages are not going to be as peaceful as this (Picture: Getty)

How the Friday strike will affect the Tube lines

  • The District line will be the worst-affected. TFL say they expect to run just 60 per cent of the usual service that day
  • Western branches of the District line via Earls Court and east of Tower Hill will be particularly difficult to get, as there will be much longer gaps between trains
  • The Ealing Broadway branch of the District line will be very clogged as its expected to be two trains an hour running there on Friday
  • Central London is expected to be affected the least due to normal service on the Circle line, with regular services between Gloucester Road and Tower Hill
  • There will be no services to Kensington Olympia, though London Overground and Southern services will be calling at the station as usual
  • If you need help, TFL Travel ambassadors will be at key locations to provide information and advice

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You can plan alternative journeys via this TFL site.

Updates on the strike will also go up here.

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