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Rail and Tube strikes in November 2022

4 November 2022

Although early November's industrial action on the rail networks has now been called off, there will be a Tube strike on Thursday 10 November. Please be aware that your travel may be disrupted.

Trains in Paddington station ©Chris Moos

Update [4 November 2022]: The national rail strikes on Saturday 5, Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 November have now been called off. However, it is likely that there will still be delays to services, especially in the early part of the week.

London Underground and Overground staff will be on strike on Thursday 10 November

UCL will make every attempt to keep activities running for students, with student-facing staff asked to come in to work where possible. If you are coming into campus, please allow extra time to get to your destination. You can visit Transport for London, National Rail or the Citymapper app, which might be useful for planning alternative types of transport such as bicycle and scooter hire, walking, buses etc. If you are unable to get to work using alternative transport, you should advise your line manager as early as possible. 

If transport strikes affect your ability to come into campus, you are welcome to work from home on the affected days, if your job lends itself to home working.  

Staff unable to work from home can agree flexible solutions with managers such as using TOIL or making up lost time where possible. If alternative arrangements cannot be found, staff should arrange to take annual leave or unpaid leave, in line with our Special Leave policy on travel and weather disruption. 

Discussions are ongoing and it is possible that the industrial action may be cancelled if an agreement is reached. Please do keep following the news, and the National Rail and TFL websites to find out if your services are likely to be affected.