London Underground tube strike: TfL confirm March dates

1 March 2023, 10:14 | Updated: 13 March 2023, 13:36

London Underground symbol and Union Jack flag
The London Underground has confirmed strike dates for March 2023. Picture: Alamy

By Zoe Adams

Tube strike for March 15th has been confirmed which will cause little or no service to most London Underground services for over 24 hours.

Train and railway strikes have been causing delays and cancellations throughout February with disruption continuing through March.

Following upcoming train strikes being cancelled, the London Underground has confirmed they will add to the travel disturbance as they have verified this week's strike will go ahead.

Announcing when they are walking out, union Aslef said the dispute is over the failure to accept changes to working arrangements and changes to existing pensions.

The union confirmed this would be the first day of action after tube train drivers voted in favour of strike by 99% on a 77% turnout.

Read more: March strike dates: Who is going on strike and when

Read more: Teacher strike dates 2023: When is the next walkout and why?

So with most of the country having to triple check their journeys, here's what it looks like for central London and the tube.

London Underground Central Line
London Underground have joined in on the strike action after the majority of workers voted in favour. Picture: Alamy

When is the next London Underground tube strike? Is there one in March?

Teachers, postmen and nurses have all been fighting to gain better pay during the cost of living crisis and now tube drivers have confirmed they will also do the same.

The London Underground have also confirmed they will be walking out alongside drivers in an on-going dispute over job losses and pensions.

Finn Brennan, Aslef's union organiser, said they were no longer prepared to deal with threats to their working conditions and pensions.

"We understand that TfL faces financial challenges, post-pandemic, but our members are simply not prepared to pay the price for the government's failure to properly fund London's public transport system," he said.

Nick Dent, director of costumers of operations at TfL claimed they had not proposed changes to pensions and wanted to work further with the underground to see how they can make it more "fair and sustainable".

He continued to urge Aslef to call off the "damaging" strike.

London buses in central London
London buses have also confirmed strikes in a fight for more pay. Picture: Alamy

Aslef union train drivers announce two more strike dates

When are the March 2023 strike dates for train and railway services?

Tube aside, travel disruption will also happen on other train services after RMT recently confirmed more strike dates.

The news means 40,000 members across Network Rail, as well as 14 other train operating companies, will walk out on March 16th, 18th, 30th and April 1st as they continue their fight for more pay.

Train companies that will be affected are:

  • GTR (including Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express)
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • C2C
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • Southeastern
  • South Western
  • Transpennine Express
  • West Midlands Trains
  • Heathrow Express and London Northwestern Railway are also expected to be affected.

You should also check your train company's website for a list of specific engineering dates.

London bus company Abellio will also be holding strikes this month. See here for the full list of dates and routes affected.

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