Hounslow commuters on the Piccadilly Line are gearing up for travel chaos when tube workers walk out an noon tomorrow.
Workers for Tube Lines, one of two companies that carry out maintenance for London Underground, plan to walk out at 12pm on Wednesday until 12pm on Saturday in protest at wages and conditions.
1,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will strike, affecting services on the Piccadilly line as well as the Jubilee and Northern lines.
Reactions to the action at Hounslow Central station this morning were mixed.
Khanna Gaurab, 35, said: "I don't support them at all, a lot of people are going to suffer because of this.
"I will have to get a bus, or if not, pay for a taxi. They should find some other way."
But Samuel Dsouza, 32, who needs to get to Wood Green, said: "I'm annoyed about getting into work, but I can see why they do it. They have got to keep the wages up with inflation."
And Midhilesh Rampayle, who will have to find a dfifferent route to Chiswick Park, said: "I definitely support them. They have issues that they must raise, and they are doing it quietly and not doing anything bad for others - they have to do something."
Transport for London (TfL) predict disruption to services and are advising customers to check before they travel, allow extra time for their journey and seek alternative routes where necessary, with football fans headed for Wembley tomorrow urged to leave extra time for their journey.
London Underground Chief Operating Officer, Howard Collins, said: “We hope that Tube Lines and the RMT can resolve this issue without unnecessary strike action...
“We would also like to ask customers for their patience during this time, as transport staff around the capital will be making every effort to ensure they can get around."
For advice on how to make journeys using other modes of transport, including walking and cycling, passengers are advised to log onto www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner or call the 24hour travel information line on 020 7222 1234.