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Tube strike update: which lines and stations are open?

Isabelle Aron

If you've attempted to use public transport this morning, you'll have probably noticed that it's Hell On Earth out there thanks to a 24-hour tube strike, which kicked off at 6pm last night.

Station staff from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) union are striking over ticket office closures. The walkout technically ends at 6pm but as tube strike veterans will know, it's never that straightforward. TfL expects normal service to resume by tomorrow morning (January 10).

Until then, here's an update on which services are running and which ones aren't.

Most tube lines are either suspended, part suspended, or operating what TfL is calling a 'special service', which is one way of putting it. Most Zone 1 tube stations are closed, but you can find live information on which stations are open/closed here (spoiler alert: there's a whole lotta closures).

You can find live information about which tube lines are open here, but here's what's happening at the moment:

Bakerloo line: Running between Queen's Park and Harrow and Wealdstone, around every ten minutes. No service on the rest of the line.

Circle line: Operating every 20 minutes.

Central line: Trains are running from West Ruislip to North Acton, Epping to Liverpool Street and Hainault to Liverpool Street via Newbury Park and Hainault to Woodford. No service on the rest of the line (yep, there's a theme emerging here).

District line: TfL is reporting severe delays from Earls Court to Richmond and Ealing Broadway, with minor delays on the rest of the line.

Hammersmith and City line: Running between Hammersmith and Barking every 30 minutes.

Jubilee line: Running between Stanmore and Baker Street, but no service on the rest of the line.

Metropolitan line: No service between Baker Street and Aldgate.

Northern line: The Northern line is pretty much just operating at the end of the lines, with services between Edgware and Golders Green, High Barnet and East Finchley and Old Street to Morden. There's no service on the rest of the line.

Piccadilly line: Tubes are running from Acton Town to Uxbridge, Hammersmith to Heathrow and Cockfosters to Arnos Grove, but – you guessed it – there's no service on the rest of the line.

Victoria line: Nothing to see here – it's totally out of action today.

Waterloo & City line: This little guy is also closed today.

Thanks to all that chaos, buses, trains and the Overground are much busier than normal. TfL is running an extra 150 buses today – but don't expect to get anywhere in a hurry on the bus (or any form of transport) today.

Good luck out there, folks!

Photo: James Beard

Keep an eye on TfL's Twitter for updates throughout the strike.

Ready to give up on TfL and walk? This tube map shows how many steps there are between stations.

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