The RMT and Aslef unions have decided to halt their industrial action, which would have resulted in a complete shutdown of the Tube network for four days, leading to significant disruption from Monday to Saturday. The proposed strikes by the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) on the London Underground from July 23 were part of a prolonged disagreement over pensions, job losses, and working conditions. However, they have now suspended their plans.
Mick Lynch, the general secretary of RMT, acknowledged the “significant progress” made during the talks conducted by the conciliation service Acas. However, he emphasized that the dispute was not yet resolved, and negotiations were ongoing, with the strike mandate still in effect. The union revealed that concessions obtained from the discussions involved extended earnings guarantees, a commitment to no pension alterations for a minimum of three years, and the suspension of productivity proposals that could have negatively impacted the terms and conditions of RMT members.

When are the next London train strikes?

ASLEF has announced a week-long overtime ban from July 31 until August 5 which will seriously disrupt services at 15 rail companies. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, expressed his satisfaction with the decision to halt strike action, considering it as excellent news for the people of London. Despite the challenging funding deal conditions imposed by the government, they were successful in avoiding any industrial action. He emphasized the significance of negotiation as the preferred approach and highlighted the positive outcomes achieved through collaboration with trade unions.However, it’s essential to remain cautious as the RMT’s planned rail strikes are still scheduled. It is advisable to thoroughly review your plans before heading out, especially regarding the first and last trains on strike days, and if applicable, your return journey.

When are the train strikes?

• Monday, July 31
• Tuesday, August 1
• Wednesday, August 2
• Thursday, August 3
• Friday, August 4
• Saturday, August 5

Which train services will be affected by the strikes?

The following services will be subject to industrial action, according to the National Rail website.
• Avanti West Coast
• Chiltern Railways
• CrossCountry
• East Midlands Railway
• Great Western Railway
• Northern Trains
• Southeastern
• South Western Railway
• Transpennine Express
• West Midlands Railway

Public transport over July 31 – August 5

There are various strikes affecting several different types of public transport between


The Tube strike has been called off so trains should run as normal.

Overground trains

London Overground and Heathrow Express passengers should anticipate regular services


Buses serve as a convenient alternative during strikes, with a daily maximum fare of £4.95 for pay-as-you-go bus-only travel. Nevertheless, anticipate that the services will be crowded.


Eurostar services will operate without disruptions, but accessing and departing from their central hub at London St Pancras International may prove challenging due to walkouts by staff from East Midlands Railway, Southeastern, and Thameslink, the train operators that serve the station.

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What if you have a train ticket booked for one of the strike days?

“If the train, for which the ticket is reserved, undergoes cancellation, delay, or rescheduling, passengers holding Advance, Anytime, or Off-Peak tickets may receive reimbursement without incurring any additional fees. It is likely that train companies will offer customers the flexibility to travel on alternative days, excluding strike days. For Season ticket holders who do not utilize their tickets during strike dates, they can submit a Delay Repay claim to seek reimbursement.”

Are there any tube strikes?

The tube strikes that were planned for July 23-28 have been called off by ASLEF and the RMT.

Will the Elizabeth line be on strike?

The Elizabeth line is not set to be affected by the next strike action.

Will strikes affect the Eurostar?

Eurostar is also not expected to be affected by the upcoming strike dates. Find the latest details on the Eurostar website.

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