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Train and Tube strikes in March-April 2023

23 February 2023

A number of strikes on the national rail and London Underground networks have been announced on dates in March and April 2023. Please keep an eye on the news and be aware that your travel may be disrupted.

Trains in Paddington station ©Chris Moos

Rail workers will strike on Thursday March 16, Saturday March 18, Thursday March 30 and Saturday April 1. The strikes are likely to cause major disruption on a number of major rail routes and services may also be disrupted by knock-on effects on the days prior to and following the strikes. 

London Underground staff will be striking on Wednesday 15 March.

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.  

Please keep following the news, and the TfL and National Rail websites to find out if your services are likely to be affected.