Six London Tube Stations Shut Amid Staff Strikes, Commuters Stranded

A new strike by customer service managers has affected riders of the London Underground.

Today and tomorrow, Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) members will not work due to a salary disagreement.

As of 7 o’clock this morning, six stations—Bermondsey, Caledonian Road, Goodge Street, Manor House, Pimlico, and Russell Square—were classified as closed owing to staff unavailability, as warned by the TSSA earlier in the day. Adding to the list provided by Transport for London (TfL), the TSSA said shortly after 9 am that nine stations were either closed or severely disrupted. These stations were Angel, Camden Town, Euston Square, Hampstead, and Tottenham Hale. The total number of stations impacted by the announcement was 11, up from 10. Afterward, TfL said the strike had only affected Pimlico, Caledonian Road, and Russell Square.

This morning, all the underground lines were running well except the northern line, which is scheduled to be partially closed between Golders Green and Edgware due to engineering work. Because of a fire warning at Balham, service was also interrupted between Kennington and Morden, and the remainder of the line experienced significant delays. It would seem that neither Liverpool Street nor Embankment stations were closed as a result of the picket lines that started at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively, today.

Members of the TSSA are worried about possible changes to their working conditions, responsibilities, and location, according to the organization’s London headquarters. According to Maryam Eslamdoust, the union’s general secretary, the customer service manager members are committed to standing together and defending their terms and conditions via a weekly strike. The spokesperson for TfL expressed disappointment to MailOnline that TSSA has announced the strike action after consulting with them and urged TSSA to keep working with them to find a solution.

Transport for Wales services between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog and Machynlleth and Aberystwyth were impacted today by flooding on the National Rail network. Transport for Wales between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, Greater Anglia at Bury St. Edmunds, ScotRail at Bellgrove, and the South Western Railway at Hilsea were all experiencing signaling difficulties. Northern services between New Mills Central and Chinley and Southern trains between Edenbridge and Tonbridge are affected by urgently needed track works, which have persisted over the last several weeks and are still affecting services today.