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Several London Underground lines are currently closed and others are operating a reduced services as a 48 hour tube strike continues.
ITV London correspondent Simon Harris has tweeted this picture of a crowded bus in London as a 48 hour tube strike continues to cause transport problems for commuters.
Yesterday's industrial action had a knock-on effect on the roads. The Metropolitan Police Service Helicopter released this picture of gridlock in Trafalgar Square last night.
Commuters in the capital are facing more disruption as a strike on London Underground enters its final day this week. The RMT and TSSA unions are to take part in talks on Friday, with the aim of reaching an agreement to end the dispute.
The first of two 48-hour strikes began on Tuesday night.
Union chief Bob Crow insisted 950 jobs would be lost if Transport for London went ahead with plans to close ticket offices and disputed suggestions 200 new jobs would be created in the new year.
He also denied going ahead with the strike when only 30% of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union had voted for it was undemocratic.
"Look at all these MPs in Parliament. How many people voted for them, but they are going along carrying out austerity!"
LU managing director Mike Brown said:
The conciliation service Acas said in a brief statement:
RMT leader Bob Crow said:
Talks aimed at resolving the London Underground dispute will be held on Friday, but the strike will continue until tomorrow evening, Press Association sources said.
Union leader Bob Crow has suggested that those who want to ban strikes would be acting like "Hitler before the war".
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said a change in the law was needed to curb strikes, with some suggesting a 50 per cent minimum threshold in ballots for industrial action would help prevent disruption.
London commuters have faced major disruption with two-thirds of Tube services suffering as a result of the strikes.
Latest ITV News reports
Union leaders were under pressure tonight to call off the strike after it emerged new peace talks would take place on Friday.
Bob Crow has told ITV News that he does not use ticket offices at London Underground stations.