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Everything you need to know about tomorrow's tube strike

It could be a great day to work from home

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Alice Saville
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Commuting's going to get a bit tricky tomorrow as strike action is expected to hit London's tube network. But don't despair, a few lines are still running, which means that some lucky Londoners will be left unscathed by travel trauma. Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know. 

Which lines are affected?

If you're in a platonic but nonetheless warm and meaningful relationship with the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly or Victoria lines, then be prepared for a let down: they're likely to not be running tomorrow. 

But the good news is that the Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines are all still going strong. But if you're planning to travel on them, sharpen those elbows, as they're likely to be significantly busier than usual. 

How long will all this go for?

Not long at all – for most commuters. This 24-hour walkout begins on Friday 26th November, from 4.30am, and lasts until the wee hours of Saturday morning. 

But there's more disruption in store, with strikes planned around the reintroduction of the nightlife-loving Londoner's bestie, the Night Tube service. The Central and Victoria lines are set to be out of action from 8.30pm to 4.30am each Saturday and Sunday, from this weekend until 18th December.

Why is this happening?

Basically, tube drivers aren't happy with new rosters that have been imposed, which say that all drivers will have to work four Night Tube shifts a year. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) and Transport for London (TfL) are in talks to try and avert strike action, but with time running out, Friday might well be a good day to set your status to ‘working from home’.

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