National rail strikes on Saturday: Which Tube and TfL services will be disrupted?

National rail strikes on Saturday: Which Tube and TfL services will be disrupted?

A national rail strike is set to take place on Saturday, November 26, as Aslef union members plan to walk out over a pay dispute.

A number of train companies will be affected, including LNER, London Northwestern Railway and the Heathrow Express.

TfL services will also be affected by the national rail strike, so Londoners should check ahead before travelling on Saturday.

Find out below which TfL services are affected.

Will the national strikes disrupt the Tube?

There will be no Circle line service on Saturday due to staff shortages caused by the strike.

However, all Circle line stations will be served by the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and District lines.

People may have to wait longer for trains and may have to take alternative routes.

Additionally, the Tube stations affected by the strike on Friday, November 25, may still be disrupted on Saturday, November 26.

Will the national strikes disrupt the Overground?

The London Overground will run as usual but there are planned closures between Liverpool Street and Chingford.

Strike action on the London Overground was suspended following a pay offer made to Aslef members.

Why are Aslef union members striking?

Aslef union members will form picket lines at Marylebone and St Pancras stations on Saturday, as well as at stations across the UK. The rail workers are striking over a pay dispute.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said: “We regret that passengers will be inconvenienced for another day. We don’t want to be taking this action. Withdrawing our labour is always a last resort for a trade union.

“We have come to the table, as we always will, in good faith but while the industry continues to make no offer – due to the dodgy deal they signed with the Department for Transport – we have no choice but to take strike action again.

“They want drivers to take a real term’s pay cut. With inflation now well into double figures, train drivers who kept Britain moving through the pandemic are now being expected to work just as hard this year as last year but for less. Most of these drivers have not had an increase in salary since 2019.

“We want the companies – which are making huge profits – to make a proper pay offer so that our members can keep up with the cost of living.”