Latest Strikes Update

November 30, 2023

    Industrial action to affect many National Rail and London Bus services from Friday 1 December

    National Rail Strike between 1 and 9 December

    Strike action has been announced by the ASLEF Union for the following train operators on the following days:

    • Saturday 2 December – East Midlands Railway and LNER

    • Sunday 3 December – Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Great Northern, London Northwestern Railway, Thameslink and West Midlands Railway

    • Tuesday 5 December – c2c and Greater Anglia (including Stansted Express)

    • Wednesday 6 December – Gatwick Express, South Western Railway (including Island Line), Southeastern and Southern

    • Thursday 7 December – CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and Heathrow Express

    • Friday 8 December – Northern and TransPennine Express

    In addition, the ASLEF Union have implemented an overtime ban between Friday 1 December and Saturday 9 December. Some of the above operators service will be affected additionally on those dates.


    Bus strike – December 2023

    A strike by RATP Dev Transit London bus drivers will affect 8 routes, mostly in west London.

    From approximately 05:00 on strike days little or no service is expected on the affected routes, including night services. A normal service is expected to resume after approximately 06:00 the day after the strike.

    Strike dates
    • 1 December
    • 4 December
    • 22-23 December
    • 13, 23, 28, 218, 295, 414 and 452
    • N28


    London Overground

    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

    • No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction
    • No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace
    • No service between South Tottenham and Barking Riverside

    Sunday 3 December

    • No service between Gospel Oak and Barking Riverside until 13:00
    • No service between Stratford and Richmond/Shepherd’s Bush until 13:00

    Monday 4 until Thursday 7 December

    • No service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15 each night


    Elizabeth Line

    Sunday 3 December

    • Reduced service between West Drayton and Maidenhead, and also at Heathrow T4
    • Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, Hanwell and West Ealing



    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December

    • No service between Stratford International and Woolwich Arsenal
    • No service between Poplar and Beckton


    Source: TFL & National Rail