The news everybody in London was dreading has come true: a 24-hour Tube strike is taking place after talks between Transport for London (TFL) and unions failed.

Major stations throughout London have been affected since 6pm GMT on Sunday (8 January) and will continue to be affected throughout all of Monday (9 January). TFL have said most Zone 1 stations will be closed during the strike action.

Tube Line Statuses

  • Bakerloo Line: Service operating between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone only, approximately every 10 mins.
  • Central Line: Service operating West Ruislip to North Acton, Epping to Liverpool Street and Hainault to Liverpool Street via Newbury Park and Hainault to Woodford. No service on the rest of the line
  • Circle Line: Service closed.
  • District Line: No service Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway, minor delays on the rest of the line.
  • Hammersmith and City Line: Service closed.
  • Jubilee Line: Service operating Stanmore to Baker Street; Running from Stanmore to West Hampstead only on west side of line.
  • Metropolitan Line: No service Baker Street to Aldgate.
  • Northern Line: Service operating Edgware to Golders Green and High Barnet to East Finchley and Kennington to Morden. No service on the rest of the line.
  • Piccadilly Line: Service operating Acton Town to Uxbridge and Cockfosters to Arnos Grove. No service on the rest of the line.
  • Victoria Line: Service closed.
  • Waterloo and City Line: Service closed.

Trains to Heathrow

  • Tube services to Heathrow will also be affected with no services running to Terminals 4 or 5.
  • Piccadilly line trains will run from Hammersmith to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
  • Heathrow Express, Connect and Buses will still be running, meaning passengers will be able to travel to Terminals 4 and 5 from Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Other London travel options

  • National rail services will still be running but London Underground services will not run from major interchange stations Victoria, King's Cross, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.
  • River services will still be running, as will the DLR, giving commuters access to Canary Wharf – though be warned that all other services will be much busier than usual.
  • DLR services may also terminate at Shadwell or Tower Gateway instead of Bank.
  • All other transport services are expect to be much busier than normal and people are advised to leave much more time for travel.
  • An additional 150 buses will be operating certain routes - maps by area of London (or local Tube station).
  • Cycling - live SantanderCycles docking station map and information.

TfL said: "Please allow more time for your travel and avoid travelling in the peaks if possible. Buses are expected to be very busy – please be patient with the transport staff who are at work and trying to help customers get around."

For further information about how to get around London during the strike check the TfL website.

Walking around central London

Full map of walking times between Tube stations.

  • 32 minutes to walk from Waterloo to Tottenham Court Road.
  • 27 minutes to walk from Waterloo to London Bridge.
  • 15 minutes to walk from London Bridge to Bank.
  • 24 minutes to walk from King's Cross St Pancras to Holborn.
  • 39 minutes to walk from King's Cross St Pancras to Oxford Circus.
Tube map walking time
Ary & Joe Creatives's London Underground map shows the walking time between stations Ary & Joe Creatives

Why is there a Tube Strike?

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walked out of talks with Transport for London (TfL) at mediation service Acas collapsed on Sunday. The strike is part of long-running dispute over former Mayor of London Boris Johnson's Fit for Future Stations programme which saw 900 station staff jobs lost.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash blamed "savage cuts" for the industrial action and said the solution was in the hands of Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said in a statement on Sunday: "Our reps have decided to go ahead with our 24-hour strike action at 6pm today. Whilst they accept the offer of more staff is a step in the right direction to restoring Tube safety standards, they do not believe the offer will return those standards with the urgency that is now needed. We remain committed to taking part in further talks to seek a resolution to this dispute."