London Tube disrupted by fourth strike

LONDON’S Tube workers began their fourth strike of 2010 last night with disruption expected to continue until tomorrow morning.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions started a 24-hour walkout at 6.30pm, causing severe delays on most services and leading to dozens of stations closed for the duration.

But London Underground bosses have warned union leaders their actions “will achieve nothing whatsoever” and released a list of services that will run through the strike.

The services are expected to be:

Northern: Service on all branches

District: Services between Ealing Broadway and Barking, and between Wimbledon and Barking. There will also be some services to Upminster. London Overground trains will serve Kensington Olympia and Richmond as normal.

Central: Initially a service on outer sections between Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip and White City and between Epping/Hainault and Liverpool Street. By 10am trains will run on the whole service.

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Bakerloo: A service between Elephant & Castle and Queens Park.

Metropolitan: A service on all branches of the Metropolitan line through to Aldgate, and on the Hammersmith & City line from Hammersmith to Edgware Road and possibly Aldgate

Victoria: Service between Brixton and Seven Sisters, with some services to Walthamstow.

Jubilee: LU intends to run a Jubilee line service between Wembley Park and Stratford, with additional services where possible.

Although the Piccadilly line will not serve the central area, LU plans to run a service to Heathrow T123 from Acton Town (connecting with the District line).

Mike Brown, Managing Director of LU and London Rail, said: “We will be doing everything we can to get as many Tube services as possible operating throughout Sunday evening and Monday, and to keep Londoners on the move with extra buses, river services, and other alternatives.

“Londoners will face some disruption, but we intend to run services on nearly all Tube lines, meaning that people will be able to get around.”