Is there a Tube strike tomorrow? Which London Underground stations are hit by strikes on Friday 25 November

London Underground workers are striking once again over pay and conditions.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is marking the 35-year anniversary of King’s Cross Underground fire with a period of industrial action.

A fire broke out at the station on 18 November, 1987, claiming the lives of 31 people and injuring more than 100 others.

The RMT, which has been at the forefront of strike action across the rail network in 2022, is calling for an end of job cuts on the Tube.

Here’s what you need to know.

Is there a Tube strike tomorrow?

Yes. There will be a full strike on Friday 25 November.

London Underground managers are pressing forward with imposing new rosters that cut the number of staff who will be available in the capital’s Tube stations, according to the RMT, cutting 600 station staff roles, including at King’s Cross station.

The union says cuts to station staff reduce the Underground’s ability to assist with evacuations in the event of fire or other catastrophic incidents.

RMT members at four stations – Victoria Centre (Euston and Green Park), King’s Cross, Heathrow (Heathrow Terminals, Hatton Cross, Hounslow West), and the mobile Special Requirements Team (SRT) are participating in an overtime ban from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 November.

Overtime bans, which stop short of strike action, involve staff refusing to work outside of their contracted hours.

They will embark on full strike action on Friday 25 November.

The stations affected may open later and close earlier or at short notice, TFL says, though trains will run as normal.

They are:

  • Euston
  • Green Park
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
  • Heathrow Terminal 4
  • Heathrow Terminal 5
  • Hatton Cross
  • Hounslow West
  • King’s Cross St Pancras
  • Victoria

For more information go here.

What has the RMT said?

RMT general secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “The King’s Cross fire was a pivotal moment in the history of the Underground and mass transit in Britain and in the wake of the disaster, a completely new safety critical culture was built in which the vital role that staff play was fully recognised, on the basis that such a thing should never happen again.

“In pressing on with their plans to cut more station staff jobs, London Underground’s managers are making a historic error and unpicking the work that dates back to 1987. RMT will mark another anniversary of this tragedy by continuing to vigorously stand up against job cuts, taking strike action where we need to.”

What has TfL said?

Nick Dent, director of customer operations at London Underground, said: “We are disappointed that the RMT has announced strike action at a small number of Tube stations on Friday November 25.

“We are changing how we staff our Tube stations but all stations will remain staffed at all times while trains are operating.

“Nobody has or will lose their jobs because of the proposals TfL has set out and any changes we make to station staffing levels will be closely monitored to measure their impact.

“I’m urging the RMT to work with us and call off this action.

When are the bus strikes?

There are strikes planned on Abellio bus services. Routes affected are mostly in west and south London. Action is planned for the following days:

  • Tuesday 22 November
  • Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November
  • Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December
  • Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December
  • Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December

The following routes will be affected:

Day routes

3, 27, 45, 63, 68, 109, 130, 156, 195, 196, 201, 207, 267, 270, 278, 315, 322, 350, 367, 381, 407, 415, 427, 433, 464, 482, 490, 969, C10, E5, E7, E10, E11, H20, H25, H28, H26, P5, P13, R68, R70, S4, U5, U7, U9

Route 481 will operate but with fewer services on weekdays from 7.30-8am, and from 3-4pm. Remaining services will be busier than normal.

24-hour routes

24, 111, 159, 285, 344, 345

Night routes

N3, N27, N63, N68, N109, N207, N381

School routes

671

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