When are the train and tube strikes taking place in July 2023?
Public transport is facing a wave of disruption as thousands of transport workers gear up to go on strike.
Train services across the country and London’s Underground network are all to be affected as unions continue their fight over pay, working conditions and the proposed closure of more than 1,000 ticket offices.
And while industrial action, which has been rumbling on for more than a year, may come as no surprise to regular commuters the latest round is also likely to cause chaos for many families enjoying their school summer break. So when are the next round of strikes in July?
July’s next train strikes
The RMT has announced three days of strike action for July taking place on Thursday, July 20, Saturday, July 22, and Saturday, July 29.
More than 20,000 workers are expected to join the walk out, which will significantly reduce train services and may see some stations see no trains at all as timetables are rearranged.
Travellers hoping to use the railways the night before and morning after each of the 24-hour walkouts are also being warned to pay close attention to live journey planners as time will be needed to wind down and restart services either side of the disruption which could mean additional cancellations on non-strike days.
What about tube strikes?
The RMT union has warned its extended action in the capital will ‘cripple’ parts of the network each day as members try to show the government and TfL bosses how crucial their role is.
Thousands of staff plan to walk out for six days across the final week of July. This action will begin on Sunday, July 23, while members of the train drivers’ union ASLEF will join RMT protestors on Wednesday, July 26, and Friday, July 28 for combined days of action.
There will be tube strikes on:
Sunday, July 23
Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, July 26 (ASLEF members also taking part)
Thursday, July 27
Friday, July 28 (ASLEF members also striking)
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This week of action will shut down the London Underground and show just how important the work of our members is."