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Beat the tube strike with!

Posted 5 June 2009 14:32 by martin


Are you a user in London? Or you're planning to travel to the capital next week?

Are you prepared for the scheduled tube strike?

The RMT Union has announced strike action to commence at 18.59 hours on Tuesday 9 June through to 18.58 hours on Thursday 11 June 2009. (This Guardian page will keep you up to date with any developments.)  

Should the tube strike go ahead it is expected to suspend most underground services as well as increase the use of other forms of public transport in the capital.

Although there is still the possibility that the strike will not go ahead why not use to prepare an alternative route for any journeys that are affected by the action. Even if the strike is cancelled you can always enjoy your journey on foot avoiding the hot and crowded journey by tube.

Whether you need to get from a mainline station to the office or to an all important meeting, or you're in London for the day to see the sights use to plan your journey on foot.

Don't forget to let friends, family and colleagues know too!

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  1. Cary Rice says:

    June 9th, 2009 at 3:33 pm (#)

    The server appears to be overwhelmed. I have tried numerous times and ways to determine the amount of time it will take to walk from 21 New Globe Walk (Globe Theatre) to the Monument Underground Station (Fish Street Hill exit) for a London Walks' tour.

    I know the route to walk across London Bridge, but was hoping for a time estimate, possibly 15-20 minutes? Sometimes the server recognizes the start and end destinations, other times it doesn't even with no changes. Even when it does, it ends with an error/website server timeout.

  2. rosamundi says:

    June 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm (#)

    Your website appears to be collapsing under the strain.

  3. lauren says:

    June 9th, 2009 at 5:14 pm (#)

    Our apologies at if you have experienced any problems today in trying to access pages or generate routes.

    The problems we were experiencing have been resolved and you should now be able to plan your walking routes without any issues. If you should encounter any problems please do not hesitate to contact us via the improvements form (

    Re post 1 from Cary, the link below will provide you with a route from the Globe Theatre to Monument Underground station. team

  4. Veronica says:

    June 10th, 2009 at 9:54 am (#)

    Thank you for the walking instructions from London Waterloo to Magdalen Street. I found your website easy and fast, particularly as I imagine you are inundated with requests due to the underground strike.

  5. Claire Cooper says:

    June 11th, 2009 at 11:47 am (#)

    Nope, still having problems getting pages up on your website today…

  6. lauren says:

    June 11th, 2009 at 1:38 pm (#)


    We are not aware of any issues affecting the website universally today. I may be that the route you were trying to plan was producing an error that would not allow the page to load. If you could please provide details of the route that you were trying to plan then we can look at what may have caused the problems in loading the pages. To provide us with information about the route please post the details here or complete the feedback form at

    Many thanks, team

  7. Niko says:

    June 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm (#)

    Thanks for the site guys, I found it useful and quite accurate for the estimations it provides.

    I would like to share one of thoughts about walking in London; does anybody think that the slow and medium speed walking people is a problem or it is only me? I try to start my way to work very early in the morning, but this is not always easy.

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