Transport for London (TfL) is advising Jubilee and District line customers that services will be affected should planned strike action by train operator union members go ahead on Wednesday 6 June.
If planned strike action by the RMT and ASLEF goes ahead, there will be no service on the Jubilee line, while the District line customers would experience delays throughout the day. All other Tube lines will operate as normal, so customers should allow more time to complete journeys or change to a different line where possible.
The dispute with Jubilee line drivers relates to the new timetable that boosts capacity and train frequency during peak hours. The rosters put in place to operate this timetable are within the agreements made between London Underground and the trade unions, and are already delivering huge benefits to Jubilee line customers across London. The dispute concerns both the RMT and ASLEF unions.
The impact on District line customers in central London is expected to be minimal due to a normal service on the Circle line, with regular services between Gloucester Road and Tower Hill, but there will be more time between trains going to all western branches of the District line via Earl’s Court and east of Tower Hill. There will be no services to Kensington (Olympia), however London Overground and Southern services will be calling at the station as usual.
The dispute on the District line is based around the reassignment of a District line driver, who had experienced a number of safety incidents in their first few months of driving, to a station staff role. The driver had three separate safety incidents in 11 weeks, leading to a mutual decision for them to return to their previous role on a station. The driver was not disciplined, but agreed to the move which was proposed as part of the safety processes agreed to by our trade unions to ensure the safety of our customers. This action is being taken only by ASLEF drivers from the Acton Town depot.
Nigel Holness, TfL’s Director of Network Operations for London Underground, said: “In both of these disputes we have adhered to the strict agreements and policies we have with our trade unions. This action is completely unnecessary and I apologise to customers for the disruption that it will cause. I call on the unions to continue working with us for the benefit of our customers and our staff and to call off these strikes.”
TfL Travel Ambassadors will be at key locations to provide travel information and advice to customers affected by action on either line.
Customers can keep up-to-date with the latest service information in a variety of ways, including:
Information on the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube-strike