Stuck in the middle of the dispute are ordinary commuters who faced major disruption today. Many refused to allow the strikers to bring London to a standstill. In defiance, they walked, or found other ways to get to work.
Paul Brand reports now on how London coped.
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Delays, diversions and cancellations caused chaos to services on South West Trains which were hit by signal failures in south west London.
During the attack Ione Wells' head was smashed against the pavement, her attacked grabbed at her chest with such force that it tore her bra.