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Beat the strike
Steve Phillips, BBC London Travel
BBC London 94.9's travel team has written this handy guide to alternatives for getting around town during the 48-hour tube strike currently on until 7pm 11 June.
Here is advice on alternative travel methods plus access live travel feeds from Transport for London.
Here are a few alternatives you might consider.
Oyster Pay As You Go will be accepted on all National Rail journeys within Greater London on Wednesday and Thursday, just show your Oyster card at station gate lines.
Mainline train services across London will be running a normal service. Check the journey planner on the National Rail Enquiries website for another way to work.
TfL will be boost its normal bus service with around 100 extra buses during the strike.
A pleasant alternative to the tube, and ticket prices are reduced if you have an oyster card. The existing service will be boosted from a capacity of 1,500 to 8,000 an hour and including an additional free shuttle service from London Bridge to Tower Bridge.
The Docklands Light Railway and London Overground will be running a normal service during the strike, and will be the alternative for getting around East London.
TfL has a walking journey planner if you want to use the strike for stretching your legs!
Staff will be on hand at major rail stations, bus stations and key tube stations to offer advice and will be handing out local area maps.
The congestion charge is NOT being suspended during the strike, so if you travel into the congestion zone you will still have to pay. TfL says that where possible major road works will be suspended.
During the morning rush hour between 0800-1030, taxi drivers will be operating a marshalled, fixed-fare shared taxi service for central London destinations at six major London rail stations - Waterloo, Liverpool St, London Bridge, Marylebone, Paddington and Euston.
There will be escorted morning commuter cycle rides, temporary parking facilities and thousands of cycle maps will be distributed across London.
The London Cycle Campaign will be leading five escorted rides into Central London with TfL volunteers at start points to provide maps, refreshments and guidance. All rides will start at 7.45am along the following routes:
There will also be extra cycle parking facilities at
Tune to BBC London 94.9 for updates before and during the strike. You can also follow our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/BBCTravelAlert.
last updated: 11/06/2009 at 11:11