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1996-08-22 DoT-001
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The transport strike London travel to work arrangements Friday 23 and Tuesday 27 August


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Department of Transport

The transport strike London travel to work arrangements Friday 23 and Tuesday 27 August
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date
22 August 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 269


Transport Secretary Sir George Young today provided advice for
commuters intending to travel into London during the threatened
strikes on London Underground and North London Railways on Friday 23
and Tuesday 27 August.

He said:

"If the strikes go ahead, and I very much hope that, even now, common
sense will prevail and they can be averted, my advice remains not to
drive into central London unless it is absolutely necessary.

"Wherever possible commuters should try and use the public transport
which is running. London Underground hope to run around 70% of their
normal service. Trains and buses will be in operation and the
Docklands Light Railway will be running.

"If you do have to drive in, you should tune in to local radio for
up-to-date information about conditions on the roads and the
availability of parking spaces.

"Our advice to employers wishing to make emergency arrangements for
getting their staff in to work - if it is not possible for them to
work at home - is to stagger working hours and to arrange car
sharing.

"If companies wish to lay on coaches, parking is available free of
charge at Victoria Park in East London, and at #6 per day in
Battersea Park.

"Car parking is being made available in Docklands for connection to
the Docklands Light Railway."

PARKING DETAILS

Victoria Park - Coach parking is available free of charge at
Victoria Park in Hackney, East London.

Battersea Park - Coach parking is available at #6 per day in
Battersea Park.

Royal Victoria Dock - A free emergency car park, with about 1,000
spaces is being provided at Royal Victoria Dock, close by Custom
House Station on the Dockland Light Railway,

OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

The following traffic arrangements have once more been made in order
to help keep roads clear for traffic:

- Waiting restrictions will again be strictly enforced as will yellow
box junctions and bus lanes.

- London highway authorities and public utilities have been asked to
take steps to minimise disruption from roadworks;

- there will be a London-wide ban on the movement of abnormal loads
during the day;

- operators of heavy goods vehicles have been asked to avoid making
non-essential deliveries during the day;

- the London Boroughs Transport Scheme have agreed not to enforce the
night-time lorry ban during the controlled hours of the nights of 22,
23, 26 and 27 August to enable businesses to make deliveries.

NOTE FOR EDITORS

Details of rail and underground services operating on strike days can
be obtained by ringing London Transport's Travelcheck Line on
0171-222-1200.

INTERNET ADDRESS FOR DOT PRESS NOTICES:
http://www.coi.gov.uk/coi/depts/GDT/GDT.html

# = pounds sterling


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