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London Tube station and bus strikes cause headaches for commuters

Transport for London (TfL) said stations between Northfields and Heathrow on the Piccadilly line could be affected at short notice, stopping before 7am and after 11pm.

Tube stations at Heathrow stations 2, 3, 4 and 5 are likely to be affected throughout the day. Travelers to and from Heathrow Airport are advised to use the Elizabeth Line.

TfL said Euston, King’s Cross, Victoria and Green Park stations may open later and close earlier at short notice. Hatton Cross and Hounslow West Tube stations are also likely to be affected.

There are slight delays on the Hammersmith and City Line due to train cancellations.

Transport for London is warning that tube stations affected by the strikes may open later than usual on Saturday.

Meanwhile, planned strikes on Aplio bus services are underway, with south and west London routes affected.

Next day tracks are disabled: 3, 27, 45, 63, 68, 109, 130, 156, 195, 196, 201, 207, 267, 270, 278, 315, 322, 350, 367, 381, 407, 415, 427, 433, 464, 482, 490, 969, C10, E5, E7, E10, E11, H20, H25, H28, H26, P5, P13, R68, R70, S4, U5, U7, U9 and 481.

Night and 24 hour bus routes will also be affected, including 24, 111, 159, 285, 344, 345, N3, N27, N63, N68, N109, N207 and N381. School Road 671 was also affected.

Bus strikes continue on Saturday, as well as on December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. On the days after the strikes, a good service will run around 6am, the Transport for London Association said.

More than 950 bus drivers employed by Abilio have been on strike for 10 days over a wage dispute. The union said the dispute was the result of the company’s “failure to engage in meaningful salary talks”.

Coach drivers, members of Unite, work in garages in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth.

RMT members are striking over new rosters that are expected to reduce the number of staff available to work at tube stations by hundreds, according to the union, including at King’s Cross station.

The union claims that reductions in station staff reduce the subway’s ability to assist with evacuations in the event of a fire.

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