Tube strike latest

By Kay Lockett on September 6, 2010 4:11 PM |

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A strike by RMT and TSSA union members is set to affect Tube services from early this evening and throughout Tuesday September 7. Disruption is likely to affect most journeys so you may want to find alternative ways to travel tonight and tomorrow.

Although DLR and Overground services will be running, services may be impacted at stations such as Bank and Canning Town where operations are linked with Underground facilities.

Canary Wharf Group PLC will be helping commuters with their journeys. To assist in faster boarding for the Thames Clippers boats they are running a queuing system at the top of Canary Wharf Pier from 4pm-7pm this evening and then at 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm tomorrow.

River services will be running as normal. Larger boats will be used where possible to boost capacity and an additional 500 capacity shuttle service is also being provided between Tower, Westminster and London Eye Piers.

The sailings are provided in addition to the normal Thames Clippers commuter service and are pre-bookable. A £10.65 ticket provides purchasers guaranteed travel from the evening commute (4pm - 8.30pm) on Monday September 6 to the end of the evening commute on Tuesday 7 September.

Tickets must be bought prior to boarding. Passengers without tickets will not be allowed onto the Canary Wharf Pier or to board the vessels. Go to thamesclippers.com

In addition to providing extra sailings to their commuter run, Thames Clippers are laying on a Park & Sail service to Canary Wharf from the Greenwich Peninsula during the planned strike.

Customers will be able to leave their car at The O2 and hop on a boat across the river to Canary Wharf via East India Pier - access has been kindly provided by Thomson Reuters - where you can either walk or jump on the DLR to complete their journey. Go to parking.theo2.co.uk/parkandsail

Pre book a parking space for the day in Car Park 1 of The O2 from 6am-10pm. Shuttle sailings will run between 6am-10am and 4pm-8pm. The £10 per vehicle ticket includes a return trip from North Greenwich Pier to East India Pier. Any additional passengers will need to buy a single journey ticket (£3.20) at the pier.

There will be enhanced bicycle parking facilities in Cabot Square. Car parking is usual practice - car parking spaces will be initially available for pass holders only.

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