Written on 6th January 2017

British Airways, London Tube and Railway industrial actions

British Airways proposed industrial action 10th - 11th January 2017

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11th despite proposed industrial action by Unite.

  • All flights to and from London Gatwick will operate as normal
  • All flights to and from London City will operate as normal
  • The vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will operate as normal

As part of British Airways contingency plan, a very small number of flights to and from Heathrow will be merged. This will mean some customers will travel slightly earlier or later in the day than their original booking.

Please check with your airline for the latest information and allow extra time to make your way to the airport.

Tube and Rail
Tube station staff in the RMT and TSSA unions are planning to strike for 24 hours from 18:00 on Sunday, 8th January. If the strike goes ahead services will be severely disrupted from Sunday evening until the end of service on Monday, 9th January.

As well as the general travel advice, please note:

  • No Zone 1 Tube stations will be open inside the Circle line boundary.If you are travelling to Canary Wharf from central London, Docklands Light Railway services will be running. However they will be busier than usual and may terminate at Tower Gateway. River services will also link central London and Canary Wharf.
  • If you are travelling to the West End, some Circle and District line services will run, however they will only call at a limited number of stations.
  • If you are travelling to Stratford, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services will be running, however they will be busier than usual, especially during the morning and evening peaks.
  • If you are travelling to or from Heathrow Airport, Piccadilly line services should be running between Hammersmith and Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Coach services will run to Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminals 4 and 5, and national rail services from Paddington will also operate.

The majority of DLR services are expected to operate normally, although they may terminate before Bank if it is not possible to open that station.

London Overground
The vast majority of London Overground services will operate normally. However they are expected to be much busier than usual as a result of people using alternative routes.

National Rail
From the afternoon of Sunday 8th and all day on Monday 9th January, there may be no London Underground service calling at mainline stations in central London. You may have to walk or take the bus to complete your journey.

The ASLEF union have announced the reduction of next week’s driver strike action from six days of action to three days, services are still expected to be severely disrupted every day until further notice due to the ASLEF union’s refusal for drivers to work overtime.

The new dates for next weeks drivers’ strikes are:

  • Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January
  • Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th January

During these strikes there will be no Southern service across the network.

Gatwick Express train
During the Southern Rail strike days, Gatwick Express train services will operate a reduced half-hourly frequency and are run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only.

Additional buses will be provided on certain routes during the strike.

We advise all travelers to check for the latest information and allow extra time to make your way.

For any further information, please contact your dedicated Travel Executive.

The Appointment Group