London Underground strike action in January 2024 now called off

Underground train passing through Euston Square
Underground train passing through Euston Square
The industrial action across the London Underground (Tube) network that had been announced for 7-12 January 2024 has been called off.

Tube strike has now been called off

Strike action on the London Underground from 7-12 January 2024 has now been called off.

Transport for London has advised passengers to only travel on the Tube network if their journey is essential from Sunday evening (7 January). Severe disruption is expected with little to no service on the Tube network, and other services, such as the Elizabeth Line, are likely to be much busier than usual and affected by station closures.
  • On Sunday, 7 January, Tube services will end earlier than usual, with customers advised to complete Tube journeys by 5.30pm.
  • From Monday 8 to Thursday 11 January, severe disruption is expected, with little to no service on the Tube network.
  • On Friday, 12 January, Tube services will start later than usual, with normal service expected to resume by midday.


Full details can be found on the Transport for London website.

If you are coming into campus, please be aware that your journey may be disrupted and allow extra time to get to your destination. You can visit Transport for London , National Rail or the Citymapper app , which might be useful for planning alternative types of transport such as bicycle and scooter hire, walking, buses etc.

Please do keep following the news and the Transport for London website for the latest updates.

Advice for students

It is possible that some of your teaching will have to be rescheduled or moved online if our staff are unable to travel or need to prioritise childcare responsibilities.

UCL will make every attempt to keep activities running for students, with student-facing staff asked to come in to work where possible. If you are coming into campus please allow extra time to get to your destination and use the websites detailed above to plan your transport.

Keep a close eye on your UCL emails and look out for Moodle page announcements.

Advice for staff

If you are unable to get to work using alternative transport, you should let your line manager know as soon as possible. If transport strikes affect your ability to come into campus, you are welcome to work from home on the affected days, if your job lends itself to home working.

Staff unable to work from home can agree flexible solutions with managers such as using TOIL or making up lost time where possible. If alternative arrangements cannot be found, staff should arrange to take annual leave or unpaid leave, in line with our Special Leave policy on travel and weather disruption.
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