Crowd Sourcing The London Underground Tube Strike

From as early as 9.00 PM tonight, the London Underground network will be hit by a strike called by the RMT and TSSA unions. Again.

For Londoners this will probably come as no surprise, but this time around, the BBC are crowd-sourcing a map of station closures, services affected and the knock on impact to other forms of London public transport, using publicly submitted reports and media in addition to reporters on the street. It seems natural enough that this will be visualised on a map and in tonight’s BBC London News, it was plainly evident that the BBC are using OpenStreetMap as the underlying map tiles for the visualisation.

You can see a snapshot of how the map looks, taken a few minutes ago; head over to the London Tube Strike Map for more updates as the strike starts to affect London.

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2 Comments

  • It’s a nice web site, but for accuracy’s sake the strike was called by the TSSA as well as the RMT, and the former have called very few strikes.

  • Fair point and post updated to reflect that. It would seem the RMT have a far better PR department than the TSSA as the former gets mentioned a lot whilst the latter don’t seem to.