Tube users have been urged not to travel tomorrow due to this week’s rail strikes while motorists have been warned of knock-on delays.

Many commuters who usually use the train will be forced to seek an alternative way to work, which could mean more traffic on the roads.

Rail operator London Northwestern has confirmed a “very limited” number of services will be running during the strike, with trains starting later than usual and finishing earlier.

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Transport for London (TfL) is strongly encouraging people not to travel on Tuesday, June 21 and until mid-morning on Wednesday June 22 unless absolutely necessary.

TfL’s chief operating officer Andy Lord said: “I want to apologise to our customers for the impact these strikes will have on their journeys and urge people to avoid travel on all TfL services on 21 June unless absolutely necessary.

"If they are travelling, they must complete journeys by 6pm, and expect disruption across the network.

"Walking and cycling is likely to be the best way to get around London during this action.

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“TfL customers are therefore advised to plan ahead and leave more time for their journeys next week.”

The planned strike days are Tuesday June 21, Thursday June 23, and Saturday June 25 but disruption is expected between June 21 and 25.

Hertfordshire County Council and National Highways are advising motorists planning to drive in Hertfordshire due to the tube strike, to plan ahead and allow plenty of time for their journey.



National Highways customer service director of operations Mel Clarke said: “National Highways will be putting measures in place to ensure we continue to keep the country moving safely and deal with any increased traffic volumes caused by rail strike action.

“Roads could be busier than usual during strike days, so we’d recommend that drivers plan journeys in advance and carry out basic checks to make sure vehicles are roadworthy.

“This includes checking tyres, engine oil, water, lights and ensuring you have enough fuel to get to your destination.”

The strikes will affect a number of events including the Glastonbury festival and London concerts by Elton John and the Rolling Stones, as well as school exams.