Tube strike: South's commuters face 48 hours of disruption

Commuters from the South are being advised to prepare for possible disruption to their journeys into work on Tuesday, because of a 48-hour strike by underground train workers in London.

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London Bridge station at a standstill during strike

Passengers formed long queues in London Bridge underground station on the first morning of the Tube strike.

Commuters have been told to expect severe disruption, with TfL advising passengers to plan ahead.

Many Londonders have attempted to avoid the Tube with long queues for buses and black taxis reported around the capital.

Passengers form long queues in the station. Credit: PA
London Underground workers have gone on strike in a row over ticket office closures. Credit: PA
Passengers wait outside London Bridge underground station. Credit: PA
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'Total chaos created for people just trying to work'

A 48-hour Tube strike has created "total chaos" for Londoners just trying to get to work, one commuter has said.

Emily Toner told ITV London that she was forced to hire a Boris bike because of the crowds at Liverpool Street station:

When arriving at Liverpool Street at the Tube, I discovered the gates were still not open so I resorted to using a Boris bike to get into work.

Total chaos has been caused to good people just trying to get to work.

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Thousands 'keeping London working' during strike

Thousands of staff and volunteers are working hard to keep the capital working during the "pointless" Tube strike, London Underground said.

TfL said the Victoria line was now running fully with the Central line running to Holborn and the Jubilee line running through from Wembley Park to Stratford.

London Underground managing director Mike Brown said:

Thousands of staff and volunteers are working hard this morning to keep London working and our customers informed in the face of this pointless strike.

More London Underground staff have come to work this morning than during the strike back in February, and a record number of London buses are operating.

A Transport for London spokesman said the RMT could not "claim a shut down in any sense of the word."

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Passengers wait for taxis at Paddington station

Commuters have reported having to wait a long time for black cabs at Paddington station this morning.

Staff at the station warned passengers to expect lengthy queues yesterday.

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London Overground services unaffected by strike action

London Overground services will be unaffected by strike action but trains and platforms are expected to be far busier than usual, TfL has said.

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TfL ambassadors to help keep Tube stations open

Transport for London said its ambassadors will help keep Tube stations open and passengers on the move during the 48-hour walkout by London Underground workers.

TfL said a record 7,961 buses were running in London after 266 were added to the service.

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