TRAVEL NEWS: TUBE STRIKE ON ATLETICO MATCHDAY

Transport for London (TfL) has issued important travel advice regarding the London Underground and a strike this week which may concern fans travelling to Wednesday’s match against Atletico Madrid.

The TfL advice is as follows:

The RMT union have announced a 48-hour strike involving their members. It will affect supporters travelling to the Champions League match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid on Wednesday 30 April 2014.TfL has plans to ensure London can keep moving during these periods but you should expect significant disruption.

Please plan to make your way to and from Stamford Bridge by other means of transport. Tube services to stations near the stadium are likely to be very limited.

Possible alternatives include:

• Walk to Clapham Junction for SWT and Southern services to London Waterloo, London Victoria, Wimbledon or East Croydon.

• Walk to Hammersmith bus station for local bus services.

• Please use the following link here to plan the best suggested walking route or look at the maps below.

• London Overground services will also be in operation but are expected to be extremely busy, particularly before and after the match. Stations may need to close temporarily at times to prevent overcrowding.

Please check before you travel – visit tfl.gov.uk or follow @TfLTravelAlerts for the latest travel information.

If the strike goes ahead it will affect Tube services from around 2130 on Monday 28April and throughout the whole of Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 April. Services would not return to normal until the morning of Thursday 1 May.

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