Latest Strikes Update

December 4, 2023

    Industrial action to affect many National Rail and London Bus services from Monday 4 December

    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

    • 4 December
    • 22-23 December


    • 13, 23, 28, 218, 295, 414 and 452
    • N28

    If travelling on these days, you should plan ahead, check before you travel, consider alternative routes and allow more time for your journey.


    National Rail

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

    • 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 every day up to and including Saturday 9 December. You can find information about the impact of the overtime ban on services using the links provided above or the links listed below:

    • Avanti West Coast

    • Chiltern Railways

    • East Midlands Railway

    • Great Northern

    • LNER

    • London Northwestern Railway

    • Thameslink

    • West Midlands Railway


    Source: TFL & National Rail