If you haven’t seen this in the press, or had expected it to be called off as usually happens, there is an all-out Piccadilly Line strike now on.
It started at 1pm today and will continue until mid-afternoon on Friday.
A skeleton service will run from Friday afternoon to Friday evening.
Another all-out strike will begin at 10pm on Friday evening, concluding on Saturday morning.
The easiest alternative route, unless you want to pay £22 for the Heathrow Express (tickets bookable online here), is the TFL Rail (ex Heathrow Connect) service from Paddington. This is £10.20 each way but is included in the £12.50 Zone 1-6 Pay As You Go cap.
Here is the full TFL announcement:
“We advise people to complete journeys on the Piccadilly line by 13:00 on Wednesday 26 September, and to use alternative routes on Tube, Rail and bus networks throughout the strike.
We don’t expect to resume services until the afternoon of Friday 28 September. Between 15:30 and 22:00 on Friday, we plan to run a frequent Cockfosters-Heathrow shuttle service, and a Rayners Lane-Acton Town shuttle service approximately every 12 minutes.
Customers for the Uxbridge branch should use the Metropolitan line.
The strike will then resume on the evening of Friday 28 September. Please complete your journey by 22:00. There will be no Night Tube service on Friday.
By 07:30 on Saturday 29 September, a normal service will operate between Heathrow and Cockfosters. By 08:30 on Saturday, we expect to run a normal service between Acton Town and Uxbridge.
During the strike, interchange stations along the Piccadilly line will be much busier than usual, particularly Finsbury Park, King’s Cross St Pancras, Green Park and Hammersmith. Other lines are also likely to be busier than usual.
After 22:00 on Wednesday 26 September there will be no Metropolitan line service between Aldgate and Wembley Park due to planned works.”
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