London braced for mayhem as Tube strike to cripple capital – 10,000 Underground workers walking out

London Underground workers are expected to strike on Tuesday and Thursday
London Underground workers are expected to strike on Tuesday and Thursday

Wednesday and Friday morning's are also expected to be affected

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London is bracing itself for mayhem ahead of two days of London Underground strikes later this week.

About 10,000 Tube workers from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are expected to walk out at 00:01 GMT on Tuesday March 1st and Thursday March 3rd.

The dispute is over plans by TfL to cut up to 600 jobs, with employees also airing their concerns over working conditions and pensions.

TfL has urged people to expect severe disruption to all lines and stations on strike days, while it is highly likely that no London Underground services will run at all.

The strikes are also expected to affect morning services on both Wednesday March 2 and Friday March 4.

The transport body also urged people to allow more time for their journeys during affected days, with London overground services, buses and roads all expected to be busier.

“Roads will be busier than usual. Consider walking or cycling if you can. Allow more time for your journey,” TfL added.

TfL has described the strikes as "extremely disappointing" and urged the RMT to "get around the table with us".

The action is the first time that underground staff have walked out since the UK's Covid-19 restrictions were lifted.