Tube, train and bus strike dates: When are the walkouts set to cripple UK in August

9 August 2022, 10:37 | Updated: 16 August 2022, 13:33

Tube, train and bus strikes are set to cripple UK in August
Tube, train and bus strikes are set to cripple UK in August. Picture: Alamy

By Megan Hinton

Commuters are being warned of fresh disruption to rail, bus and tube services due to planned strike by train by union members in the long-running row over pay and conditions.

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London Underground and bus strikes are set to cripple the capital this month whilst national rail strikes will bring the UK to a standstill and coincide with another busy weekends of football.

Unions have confirmed four strike dates in August; three rail walkouts, two bus walkouts and one tube walkout as they remain locked in a bitter row over pension and pay.

Read more: Can I get a ticket refund for the train and tube strikes?

Here is all you need to know about the upcoming strikes:

Thursday, August 18 - National Rail

Strike action by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite has been announced for August 18.

More than 40,000 members have confirmed they will walk out for 24 hours, with the scale of disruption likely to be similar to the debilitating walkouts in June.

Read more: Britain's summer of strikers as nurses, teachers and binmen could walk out

Transport Secretary hits out at union's strike threats

Friday, August 19 - London Underground and buses

London Underground workers are due to hold a 24-hour strike on Friday, August 19.

RMT leader Mick Lynch said: "Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

"They have been messed around by Transport for London and Mayor Sadiq Khan. Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on August 19 will go ahead."

Man ‘angrily’ stands in front of London bus as major strike starts

Overnight action continues to affect the Central, Jubilee, Northern and Victoria lines every Friday and Saturday until December 6.

Over 1,600 bus drivers employed by RATP London United will also walk out over meaning there will be no service, or extremely reduced service on the following TfL bus routes: 9, N9, 13, 18, N18, 23, 28, N28, 33, N33, 49, 65, N65, 70, 71, 72, N72, 85, 94, 105, 110, 116, 117, 148, 203, 211, 216, 218, 220, 223, 224, 228, 235, 258, 265, 266, N266, 272, 281, 283, 290, 293, 371, 404, 406, 411, 414, 418, 419, 423, 440, 452, 465, 467, 470, 481, 613, 635, 639, 655, 662, 665, 670, 671, 681, 696, 697, C1, C3, E1, E3, H17, H22, H32, H37, H91, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, N97, S3 and X140.

Saturday, August 20 - National Rail and buses

Further strike action by the RMT union, the TSSA and Unite has been announced for August 20. The same 40,000 members striking on the Thursday will strike a second time on the Saturday for 24 hours.

The bus strikes will continue on the routes mentioned above with reduced or no service expected.

Disruption will continue the morning of Sunday, August 21.

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