In October Londoners can expect some disruption to their regular travel as London Underground workers take strike action. 

The tube strikes come after the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) confirmed staff would walk out on October 4 and 6.

The strikes follow long-running disputes over 600 station staff cuts and working conditions. 

Ahead of the strikes, commuters have been wondering what services will be impacted, including the Elizabeth Line.

Will the Elizabeth Line be affected by Tube Strikes?

Whilst the Elizabeth Line is not part of the strike action, it could still be affected. 

Transport for London (TfL) warns that it may face last-minute changes, this includes trains not stopping at stations shared with the London Underground.

Commuters are also being urged to expect all services, including buses to be much busier than normal. 

You can check the TfL website for Elizabeth Line status updates. 

When are the Tube Strikes in October?

The Tube Strikes will be taking place on Wednesday, October 4 and Friday, October 6.

Services are also expected to be impacted by national rail strikes on Saturday, September 30 and again on Wednesday, October 4.

Why are there Tube Strikes?

The Tube Strikes are taking place following safety concerns as RMT shared that there are fewer staff but higher workloads, seeing more members working on their own. 

Plus planned job cuts mean that the  London Underground network will face increasing issues of maintenance and more unstaffed stations.