London Overground Services Set to Be Hit By Strike

Two days of industrial action being held by RMT

Local London Overground services will have limited operating hours. Picture: Luca Marino

February 12, 2024

RMT members working for Arriva Rail on London Overground lines are set to take industrial action later this month.

All Overground routes will run if the strike proceeds on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February but local services will have reduced operating hours with no trains before 8am and after 6pm. Some stations may also close although these are mainly in the east of London. In addition to these closures some stations will be open but may be unstaffed.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was previously optimistic that a settlement could be reached in the dispute, which is over pay, but, at the time of writing, the strike is set to proceed.

Passengers requiring assisted travel on London Overground services are strongly encouraged to pre-book assistance before travelling, as staff will not be available at all stations to assist on a turn up and go (TUAG) basis.

London Underground, Elizabeth line, DLR, London Trams and London buses are expected to operate as normal but could be busier than normal.

Trish Ashton, TfL’s Director of Rail and Sponsored services, said, “Strikes are never good news for our customers, and we urge the RMT and Arriva Rail London to work together to try to come to a resolution. Customers planning to use London Overground services are urged to check before they travel, allow extra time for their journeys, and check the TfL website or the TfL Go app for the latest travel information.”

This is the first of two 48- hour strikes by the RMT union over pay. Further strike action is also planned on Monday 4 March and Tuesday 5 March.

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