Train strikes today: Are tubes and buses still running? –

More train strikes are coming in September and October 2023, with dates being confirmed by both Aslef and the RMT Union as the dispute between rail unions, the Rail Delivery Group, and the government rumbles on.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has said the union had to call more strike action as they have ‘received no improved or revised offer from the Rail Delivery Group.’
The strikes have impacted a range of events across the summer, with the most recent walkout, on August 26, affecting those travelling to the Reading and Leeds Festival as well as the Notting Hill Carnival.
Previous walkouts impacted travel to events, including the FA Cup final and Wimbledon, as well as last month’s Brighton Pride.
With more on the way, millions will be wanting to put their travel plans in place now.
With that in mind, are Tubes and buses running this week?
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As it stands, Tubes and buses are set to run a normal service this week during the next train strikes today, Saturday, September 2.
Other services, such as the Overground and the Elizabeth Line, are also set to run as normal – although services could be busier than usual.
Some Tubes and Overground services which run through the same stations as National Rail services could also be affected on strike days – so check before you travel.
Both the Tube and buses have been hit by action in recent months – although the most recent planned walkouts on London Underground, which were set to bring chaos to the network for a week in July, were called off.
There are currently no plans for further Tube or bus strikes in London – although that could, of course, change at any time.
However bus drivers in Manchester are set to stage a series of strikes next month.
Those working for First Bus Manchester will walk out on September 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in a dispute over pay, which has seen Unite the union accuse First of paying its workers ‘derisory wages’.
A separate dispute with Stagecoach in Manchester has been settled – with their planned strikes being called off.
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Currently, the walkouts on September 1 and 2 are the only confirmed strike dates.
Aslef has also announced action short of a strike on September 2 in the shape of an overtime ban – which is also likely to lead to services being disrupted.
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Aslef’s Mick Whelan has warned that action could continue for years until a settlement is reached. He said there is ‘no waning in enthusiasm’ from members more strikes.
‘We are in this if it takes us four years, five years, whatever it is, to get a resolution to this, we will do what it takes to get to that resolution,’ he said.
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