Commuters across the country have been affected by the August rail strikes this week as workers have walked out in a row over pay.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) and TSSA staged a walkout yesterday (August 18), with another to take place on Saturday, August 20.

London will also face tube and rail strikes today (August 19), with some bus routes in the capital also affected.

But which tube lines will be affected and how long will the travel disruptions last? Here's everything you need to know.

Which tube lines will be affected by the tube strikes?

Which Tube lines are affected by strikes today – and how long will disruption last?

Tube services will be affected on August 19 due to the rail strikes ( Image: PA)

Transport for London has advised commuters not to travel on the Tube on Friday, August 19 and only travel on the rest of the network if essential.

According to the Transport for London website, there will be severe disruption on all lines today, with little to no services throughout the day and no Night Tube.

On the Overground, there will be a late start, with no night services.

On the Elizabeth line (central), there will be a normal service running between Paddington and Abbey Wood starting at 7am. From 10.30pm, trains may not stop at all stations.

On the Elizabeth Line (east) between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, there will be a normal service starting from 7am and on the Elizabeth Line (west) between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow, there will be a normal service starting at the same time.

The trams will be running a reduced service, with the DLR running services into Bank between 7am and 6.30pm.

Will buses be affected by the rail strikes?

Which Tube lines are affected by strikes today – and how long will disruption last?

Buses will also be affected by the rail strikes ( Image: Getty)

Bus services will be affected in west and south west London and parts of Surrey on August 19.

This will impact the following routes: 9, 18, 33, 49, 65, 70, 71, 72, 85, 94, 105, 110, 116, 117, 148, 203, 211, 216, 220, 223, 224, 235, 258, 265, 266, 272, 281, 283, 290, 293, 371, 404, 406, 411, 418, 419, 423, 440, 465, 467, 470, 481, C1, E1, E3, H17, H22, H32, H37, H91, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, N9, N18, N33, N65, N72, N266 and S3.

There will also be no night bus services on affected routes.

Transport for London has encouraged commuters to use river services, London Cable Car and Santander bikes in order to travel around the city.

How long will the disruptions last?

Which Tube lines are affected by strikes today – and how long will disruption last?

The rail strikes are causing travel chaos across the UK ( Image: NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The rail strike action will last for 24 hours each time, with services continuing the following day unless stated.

On August 20, there will be another round of strike action, with the following services affected:

  • Network Rail
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • LNER
  • East Midlands Railway
  • C2c
  • Great Western Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • South Eastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Transpennine Express
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Trains
  • GTR (including Gatwick Express).

According to National Rail, around 20% of Britain’s rail network will be open on strike days with a very limited service running on lines that will only be open from around 07.30am to 6.30pm.

The current rail strikes follow on from industrial action that took place in the last week of July when National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) members staged a walk out over pay.

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