Not only were delays in 2012/13 lowest on record, but the last year has also been the busiest for the capital's tubes. Transport for London says one of the contributing factors was the Olympics, boosting the number of journeys to one point two billion.
More top news
The action is aimed at firefighters who strike for part of a shift instead of a full day.
Stunned passers-by could barely believe their eyes when part of Covent Garden looked like it was crumbling away and taking off.
The women were originally living at a nearby hostel but forced to move out when funding was cut.