Passengers warned of disruption on Docklands Light Railway due to strike


Rail passengers are being warned to expect huge disruption to services on London’s Docklands Light Railway due to a 48 hour strike.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walk out on Tuesday for 48 hours.

Transport for London (TfL) advised customers to plan ahead, consider alternative routes, check before they travel and allow extra time to complete their journeys.

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The walkout, by employees of TfL’s operator KeolisAmey Docklands, is expected to halt all services on the two days.

If any services do run they will be very limited, starting later and finishing much earlier than normal, while some disruption is expected on the morning of Thursday November 9.

Glynn Barton, TfL’s chief operating officer, said: “Strikes are bad news for everyone and we continue to work with our operator, KeolisAmey Docklands, to try and resolve the matter and avoid disruption to our customers.

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“Our advice for our customers is clear – plan ahead, consider alternative routes, check before you travel and allow extra time to complete your journeys.”

RMT members have been carrying out an overtime and rest day working ban in pursuit of an improved pay offer.

The union said staff have been offered a pay rise that is less than half the rate of RPI inflation.

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch called on the company to “stand by its commitments” rather than holding back on the pay uplift that staff deserved.

“RMT remains available for meaningful talks to reach a settlement,” he said.

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