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Tube strike

Postby yog sothoth » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:34 am

OK so there is a tube strike starting at 6.30pm tonight and going on all day tomorrow. Anyone in the same boat as having to get from Victoria to Euston? And if so, how are you going to do it?
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Re: Tube strike

Postby VizardAmata » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:43 am

Not having to do it myself, but they usually have replacement buses running whenever there's a strike. I'd imagine they'd have information on where to get those from on the TFL site.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby Hotchilidog » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:58 am

According to TFL it's 40 minutes on two buses the 82 or 2 to Marylebone Road and then after a short walk to Baker St the 18, 205 or 30 Bus.

To walk it will be about an hour or so, although with a backpack that would be a pain.

Overground is running so you could try Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction, and then Willesden to Euston. This is estimated at 44 minutes.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby red_death » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:32 am

Yog

I'm in the same boat - I'll probably catch a bus or two though TFL's website did say it would be as quick to walk :lol:

TFL's website suggests 82 or 2 from Victoria to Marylebone Road, then short walk to Baker Street where you can get 18/30/205 to Euston.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby bloodfiend » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:50 am

The only option is using the crappy buses really - 82 bus to Marylebone Road, walk to Baker St, the 18/250/30 bus to Euston. Roads likely to be busy, but if you time it so you go get the bus when everyone's gone to work, i.e. 11am-ish rather than early in the morning, it shouldn't be too bad. Just give yourself plenty of time (at least 1 hour) for the bus journey.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby yog sothoth » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:08 pm

My train from Euston is 11 am, so need to cross London fairly early. What I'll probably do is get a taxi from just outside London and hope for the best.
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Re: Tube strike

Postby VizardAmata » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:22 pm

From the sound of things, the overground might be the better option for you. At least then you don't have to contend with traffic, but I would look up the times for it as the overground doesn't run as frequently as the underground.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby red_death » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Just be aware that on previous strike days the Overground and traffic have been really bad at times, particularly in the rush hour(s). You might be OK traffic-wise though at that time as the worst of the morning rush should have passed.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby jwh20 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:24 pm

I have to go from Paddingto n To Fenchurch (then on to a mate's in Essex who's driving tomorrow )tonight, getting there around half 6 after work -_- I might have to just cab it with my rucksack, tent etc.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:36 pm

I think that one is definitely one for the Overground.
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Re: Tube strike

Postby Cerpin_Taxt » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:19 pm

Two of my party are going to be hiking across London during rush hour tomorrow. That will be an epic quest.

They will have to get to Euston from Charing Cross, which isn't too bad. Worst case scenario it's a quite nice 40 minute walk.

The thing with busses on a strike day is that you have to get on at a terminus. They will be totally full from the end of the line - last time I had to wait for 4 busses even though I was at the first stop. If you need to get a bus, make sure you go to the first stop, otherwise you might be wasting your time.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby wordlesspie » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:46 pm

Yog - what time do you plan on arriving at Victoria? I'd be happy to split a cab with you from Vic to Eus.

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Re: Tube strike

Postby Kanwulf » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:49 pm

The Tube are on strike? Well I never!
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