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TfL Underground strike 4–6 February—all tube lines affected

30 January 2014

Please be aware that Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that a strike by London Underground staff is expected to go-ahead from 9pm on Tuesday 4 February, ending at 9:30pm on Thursday 6 February.

Please be aware that Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that a strike by London Underground staff is expected to go ahead from 9pm on Tuesday 4 February, ending at 9:30pm on Thursday 6 February.

This is the first planned all-out strike by members of the RMT and TSSA unions since 2010 and is expected to cause widespread disruption. South London trams are also expected to be affected. As with the 2010 dispute, there may be a knock-on effect for buses and taxis, especially in central London, with people seeking alternative methods of travel.


Patients

If you have an appointment scheduled during the strike period please ensure you plan an alternative route if you were going to use the underground. You also need to take into account that roads may be more congested than usual so allow extra time when driving or using buses. If you think you will not be able to make your appointment please contact the appointments centre on: 020 3315 6666 or appointment.enquiries@chelwest.nhs.uk.


Staff

Please ensure you plan your journey during the strike period.  If you travel by tube you will need to plan and alternative route.  You also need to take into account that roads may be more congested than usual so allow extra time when driving or using buses.

Mainline trains will be running as normal, but busier than usual, and alternative routes may be possible. Underground trains should be running normally in time for the Friday morning rush hour.

If you think you have a major problem getting to work please discuss this with your line manager as soon as possible.


Route to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (SW10 9NH) avoiding tubes

Below is a round-up of the alternative travel route during the underground strike:

Nearest Rail Stations with buses:

West Brompton Train Station (10 min)

There is a Network Rail West London Line located on Old Brompton Road (A3218) immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre and to the west of Brompton Cemetery. The station is on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line between Earl's Court and Fulham Broadway stations. National Rail services are provided by Southern and London Overground. The station is between Kensington (Olympia) and Imperial Wharf stations.

To get from here to the hospital head northeast on Old Brompton Rd/A3218 towards Eardley Crescent, turn right onto Coleherne Road, at roundabout take the first exit onto Redcliffe Gardens, then right onto Harcourt Terrace, at roundabout take the second exit onto Hollywood Road and  then left onto Fulham Road A308, the hospital is on the right.

Clapham Junction Train Station (40 min)

Near St John's Hill in the south west of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Many routes go to and from London Waterloo and London Victoria.

To get from here to the hospital walk to Falcon Road Stop E, take a bus (every 2–8 mins)—345 towards South Kensington, 49 towards White City or 319 towards Sloane Square.

Get off stop QU on junction of Beaufort Street and Kings Road. Cross Kings Road and walk down Park Walk, turn left onto Fulham Road (A308). The hospital is 6 minutes walk on your left.


Nearest bus stops to the hospital

Fulham Road

  • 14—from South Kensington or Fulham Broadway
  • 414—from South Kensington or Fulham Broadway
  • 211—from Hammersmith, Fulham Broadway or King’s Road

King’s Road

  • 11—from Fulham Broadway
  • 22—from Putney Common

Redcliffe Gardens (southbound)/Finborough Road (northbound)

  • 328—from Earls Court
  • C3—from Earls Court or Clapham Junction

Nearest river bus stop

  • Chelsea Harbour Pier, Imperial Wharf (14 min)

11mins from London Bridge City Pier, 20 mins Blackfriars Millennium, 35mins Waterloo Station. From Imperial Wharf, stop K bus C3 bus, to stop HL Fulham Road.


Nearest Barclays cycle hire

Limerston Street just off Fulham Road by Pizza Express, few minutes from the hospital


Walking

From Clapham Junction—30 min


Driving

Please avoid driving in and using the NCP carpark next to the hospital as it’s very busy during normal office hours. Edith Grove SW10 0ED, LCP parking 24hrs, £3 an hour, £25 per 24 hours (200 places—50–80 available most days)