Let walkit.com be your tube strike saviour!


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Let walkit.com be your tube strike saviour!

Posted 3 September 2010 14:01 by martin

Tube Strike

So, it seems that tube strikes are set to go ahead, with union members expected to walk out on four specified dates, the first being Monday 6th September.

Strikes are due to start at 17.00 and continue for 24 hours, with maintenance and engineering staff walking out at this time. Tube drivers, signallers and station staff are then expected to follow suit at 21.00.

Union members are striking in protest at plans to cut 800 jobs.

Although Transport for London have announced some contingency plans to deal with the strike, including extra buses, it’s inevitable that there’ll still be a great deal of disruption, confusion and delays. No doubt Boris’ Bikes will be an extremely popular (though overstretched) alternative, but wouldn’t it be nice to not have to rely on anything apart from your own two feet?

Walkit.com can help you through the chaos! Why not plan your route with us and avoid the stress of (or lack of) public transport. We’ll tell you how long your journey will take, so no unexpected delays to deal with. Plus, it will give you a chance to take in the sights and sounds of London, and discover things right on your doorstep that you’ve never noticed before. You may be pleasantly surprised as to how easy it is to get around London by foot!

Check out these example walking routes from mainline stations to Trafalgar Square:

Waterloo – 15 minutes (medium pace)

Victoria – 24 minutes (medium pace)

Paddington – 51 minutes (medium pace)

Marylebone – 45 minutes (medium pace)

Euston – 31 minutes (medium pace)

St Pancras – 39 minutes (medium pace)

Kings Cross – 37 minutes (medium pace)

Liverpool Street – 46 minutes (medium pace)

London Bridge – 40 minutes (medium pace)

And these walking routes from mainline stations to Bank:

Waterloo – 32 minutes (medium pace)

Victoria – 1 hour, 1 minute (medium pace)

Paddington – 1 hour, 21 minutes (medium pace)

Marylebone – 1 hour, 13 minutes (medium pace)

Euston – 49 minutes (medium pace)

St Pancras – 46 minutes (medium pace)

Kings Cross – 42 minutes (medium pace)

Liverpool Street – 10 minutes (medium pace)

London Bridge – 12 minutes (medium pace)

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  1. Tom Austin says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:06 pm (#)

    This certainly is a time for walkit..com to shine.
    The one thing you could do in concentrate on places for refreshments, newspapers, loos and seating along the routes at times like this rather than the understandable thrust of promoting your sponsor-firms.
    You could include places offering fast, reasonable service to these new walkers, slight detours pointed-up by those responding to your efforts via the feedback links I see you have at the foot of each route.
    Go for it! Shine, do.

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