Football fans making their way to Stamford Bridge for Friday's (September 16) Premier League battle between Chelsea and Liverpool may face a tricky journey as the London Underground driver strike continues.
The 24-hour strike over worker conditions started at 9.30pm on Thursday (September 15) and will likely affect Blues fans travelling to the match as the Hammersmith and City Line and Circle Line drivers walk out.
The club has issued travel advice to anyone travelling by train, warning that stations will be busier than usual and that trains may be cancelled at short notice.
Advice from Chelsea says: “Circle line services will be much less frequent than usual and extremely busy, especially at peak times.
“Services may also be subject to short notice cancellations. First trains will start later and last trains will leave earlier.”
“The District and Piccadilly lines will be much busier than usual, especially at peak times. Earl's Court station is expected to be much busier than usual.”
Drivers voted in favour of industrial action over 'heavy handed and aggressive management' by London Underground, including claims that staff toilet breaks have been timed on a stop watch.
But London Underground has hit back at the accusations, saying some drivers are stretching their toilet breaks to more than an hour .
Getting to Stamford Bridge tonight
Stamford Bridge's nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District line.
Transport for London has also issued travel advice saying the District line will be much busier than usual, especially during peak hours.
The warning from TFL says: “Customers at stations between Hammersmith and Edgware Road via Shepherd's Bush Market are strongly advised to take alternative tube, bus or cycle routes as the service will be very limited and they may not be able to board a train.”
More buses will be running during the strike so it may be better to travel to Stamford Bridge that way
TFL has recommended travellers allow more time for their journey.
Here's what Antonio Conte had to say about the game in Thursday's press conference.
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