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There's going to be a 24-hour tube strike starting tomorrow evening

Isabelle Aron

Get ready London, because come 6.30pm tomorrow, getting anywhere in the capital is going to become pretty damn tricky given that there are going to be absolutely no tubes running. Not one. We've been crossing our fingers that the impending 24-hour tube strike would be cancelled at the last minute, but it looks like it's going ahead.

The strike is being held because of a pay dispute over the new night tube services. While most of us can't wait until the tube goes 24-hour, it turns out the people who'll actually be working on the nocturnal services are not so enthused. From 6.30pm on July 8, the RMT, TSSA and Unite are striking and the ASLEF drivers will join them from 9.30pm, so it's pretty much just going to get progressively worse on Wednesday evening until it finally shuts down completely.

But before you think you've got the perfect excuse to 'work from home' on Thursday, London transport isn't completely shutting down. The DLR, Overground, TfL Rail and buses will all be running as normal, although with the lack of tube, you can expect them to be absolutely rammed. Basically it's going to be a really fun 24 hours. See you in the queue for the bus!

Keep an eye on @TfLTravelAlerts for more up-to-date information.

Image: Nandan Prabhu

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