Strikes and ticket hikes: welcome to London Tube travel 2022

Commuter rail routes groaned back into the service today, but suffered cancellations and Covid-linked train staff shortages.

Prepare yourself for hefty fare increases in 2022...but could Crossrail, AKA the Elizabeth Line, finally open?

The Standard’s City Hall Editor Ross Lydall examines the year’s public transport issues ahead. Mainline fare increases of 3.8 per cent are incoming, while Tube passengers can expect a 4.8% hike. Commuters are also set to face future travel chaos after the RMT union voted for a six-month strike from January 7. The RMT action will see members walk-out from the Victoria and Central lines at 8.30pm on Friday until 8am on Saturday, and from 8.30pm on Saturday until 8am on Sunday. Transport chiefs say they are “disappointed” at the planned strikes, warning it will “cause unnecessary disruption”.

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