Weekend travellers and Monday commuters look to be dealing with transport disruptions this weekend and early next week, as a fresh 48-hour walkout looks set to go ahead.

The industrial action, headed by rail union RMT, is planned to start at 9pm on Saturday (February 6), ending on Monday (February 8).

Staff say they intend to strike over station modernisation plans and ticket office closures in a dispute with London Underground bosses.

Transport for London have not yet revealed which services will be suspended, with some stations possibly not opening at all on Sunday or Monday.

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Transport for London said: “The Tube strike affects station staff, and the impact is difficult to predict in advance.

“We will open whichever stations we can, based on the staff who sign on to their shifts. Please allow more time for your journey on these days.

“As staff shifts change over the course of the day on Sunday and Monday, some stations may only open in either the morning or the afternoon.

“It will not be possible to change Tube lines at closed stations so if you need to interchange, please check your whole journey before travelling.”

Other transport services in the capital such as London Overground, bus network, tram, river and TfL rail are not affected, but are likely to be busier than usual as a result of the strikes.

Talks are currently underway between RMT and London Underground bosses in an effort to avert the strikes which my be called of at the eleventh hour.

The rail union previously backed out of a 24-hour Tube strike last month.

Other planned industrial action, initially due to take place on February 15 and 17, has been suspended as the row over the introduction of the Night Tube service may be coming to an end .

Seven more days of strike action

There are going to be many more Tube strikes in the coming months
There are going to be many more Tube strikes in the coming months

Rail union RMT also announced on Friday (February 5) that there will be an extra series of seven strike actions on the Tube network until June.

These are scheduled for Friday (February 12), Sunday (March 6), Friday (March 25), Sunday (March 27), Sunday (April 24), Sunday (May 15) and Sunday (June 12).

The 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday (April 24) this year, which could lead to chaos in the capital.

The strikes are believed to be due to disputes over safety issues that the union believe are "a disaster waiting to happen".

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Nobody should dare to underestimate the severe impact on track safety that the changes bulldozed through by London Underground have unleashed and which have forced our members to take a prolonged period of industrial action to protect both themselves and their colleagues.

“From a situation where everyone knew how to access the track, we now have anarchy and uncertainty.

"Into this mix we have engineering train movements that we believe will lead to someone being killed and this union will not sit back and wait for a disaster to happen.

“These ill-conceived and lethal changes to track access must be reversed."

Timetable of strike action

  • Saturday (February 6): Some Tube stations may close earlier than usual. Allow more time and complete your Tube journey by early evening

  • Sunday (February 7): Some Tube stations may not open, and others may open later and close earlier than usual. Tube services may start later and finish earlier than usual.

  • Monday (February 8): Some Tube stations may not open, and others may open later and close earlier than usual.

  • Tuesday (February 9): A normal service will run.

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