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Tube Strike Map - your city needs you!

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Steve Phillips Steve Phillips | 10:41 UK time, Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Want to know if your bus stop is overflowing during the Tube strike next Monday?

Want to tell everyone of a shortcut from Manor House to Baker Street avoiding all the bother?

There is now a way of sharing all the vital, detailed information to get you to work, in addition to travel news that we and other broadcasters put out which gives you the broader big picture.

But we need your help.

London Tube Strike Map

Last month myself and social media consultant Claire Wardle set up a Tube Strike Crowdmap - a place for you and us to report all of your transport problems, alternatives and share tips such as where to find an empty BorisBike docking station, or a quiet bus route.

It really worked as an experiment last time, but as my colleague Claire writes in her blog, 'this time, we're serious'.

Your Country Needs You

You can contribute to the map in three easy ways:

  • Text the words 'LONDON STRIKE' and your message to 81333 (standard network rates apply).
  • Email us at
  • Send a tweet including the hashtag #TubeStrike

Your report will then appear on the map.

You can also check where you are to see if there are any problems in the area, with clear catagories from public transport to roads and tips.

If you come across an overcrowded bus route or want to tip everyone off about a lovely boat ride in, put it on the map. We'll be adding the official information too.

So, let's get cracking - it really is the only way to tell the full story of the strike.


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