London Tube strike 2015: How to get to and from Wimbledon Championships during industrial action

Commuters are set to face travel chaos tonight as the London Underground service will grind to a halt at 5pm due to a strike.

No services will run this evening and all day tomorrow with Transport for London advising that travellers complete their journeys by 5pm, travel earlier if possible and allow more time for journeys.

London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and trams will all operate a normal service but all public transport and roads will be much busier than usual.

Those travelling to and from The Championships are being warned that Tube services will not run from Southfields, Wimbledon or any other nearby station.

From Wimbledon station, bus and rail alternatives to the District line are available, including:

  • Bus┬ároutes 493 to Richmond or 93 to Putney Bridge
  • South West train services into central London, calling at Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and Waterloo
  • Thameslink services will be running to stations in south, central and north London, including Elephant & Castle, Blackfriars, Farringdon, King’s Cross St Pancras, Kentish Town and West Hampstead

Taxi-sharing will be available between Wimbledon station and Wimbledon Tennis Championships, and from Wimbledon Tennis Championships to central London.

From Southfields station, customers can use bus routes 493 to Richmond or 39 to Putney Bridge.

For further information and to plan your journey visit the TfL site.

Picture courtesy of Tom Page, with thanks

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