London travel expected to be disrupted by July strike action  

Transport for London has advised passengers to consider alternative travel routes with strikes set to take place over the next few weeks. 

London tram engineers will be striking over pay disparity, frustrated that their colleagues on the London Underground earn up to £10,000 more per year. 

The first of two strikes begin on July 1, lasting a week. TfL urges tram passengers to complete their journeys by 8pm on Sunday June 30. With services not returning to normal until Monday July 8.  

We spoke to five people about how strikes impact them.

Our research found that three out of five respondents who planned their commute to and from work and college during a strike week had at least one work/school related impact.

Additionally, one out of the five respondents was unable to get to their place of work during a strike week.

College student Luan Amancio said: “Train strikes constantly cause me to fall behind on my coursework.

“It’s frustrating these upcoming strikes in July take place during my school term.”

Data sourced from here.

Featured image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay

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