London Underground trade unions are planning a 24-hour strike on the Tube from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August. If the strike goes ahead, Tube services will stop running from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August until Friday 7 August. There will be no Tubes on Thursday 6 August. We are expecting normal service to resume on Friday. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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Saturday 8 (05:00 - 19:00) - Sunday 9 August (05:00 - 18:00) apart from Canary Wharf (closed between 04:00 - 18:00): The London Triathlon is taking place and is likely to cause severe disruption for passengers travelling by road to London City Airport. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will not be affected and London City Airport station will be open. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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London City Airport identifies five packing personalities
Would you be proud to show the inside of your suitcase or would you burn up with embarrassment? London City Airport has found that its passengers fall into five packing personalities.
Whichever group you fall into, London City Airport has come up with the concept of Luggage Lifters, (a modern take on the bellboy), and will be trialling them at peak times this summer to take the weight off your shoulders and help make your journey from the car or taxi to the check-in desk as easy as possible.
Declan Collier, Chief Executive of London City Airport explained: “In the summer months our regular business passengers take time off for a holiday and we see more leisure travellers using our services to France, Italy and the Balearics – bringing a lot more luggage than we’re used to! Our passengers’ packer personalities fluctuate wildly from groups of Pants & Polos and Mary Poppinses to a mix of Kitchen Sinkers, My Case or Yours and Last Minute Packers. The bags - and their owners - come in all shapes and sizes, and our Luggage Lifters concept is designed to provide a little extra help, whether you’re carrying a pushchair, surfboard or entire walk-in wardrobe.
“We always advise passengers to check their luggage allowance with their airline in advance so they have plenty of time to pack and avoid additional charges at check-in.”
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