Live updates

Women pictured eating on Tube 'urged to contact police'

Women who have been pictured eating on the underground and their images uploaded to a Facebook page have been urged to contact the British Transport Police, the Evening Standard reports.

Facebook page 'Women Who Eat on Tubes' is encouraging the public to upload pictures of women eating on the underground, which has caused a stir on social media.

The page said its 'subjects' are not 'intimidated or bullied' Credit: REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

Captions of what underground line they were on and what they were eating is also displayed.

The page states in its summary: "Subjects are embraced and cherished. We celebrate and encourage women eating food on tubes, we do not marginalise them. WWEOT is observational not judgmental. It doesn't intimidate nor bully."

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Director of Enforcement and On-Street Operations Steve Burton has advised passengers:

"If any customer has concerns about such behaviour, believing there may be a sinister motive, they are advised to speak to our staff or the British Transport Police."

Please dial 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 if you need to contact the British Transport Police


Boris thanks Londoners for their 'patience and stoicism'

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked Londoners for their "patience and stoicism" during what he called the "unnecessary" London Underground strike.

He also said he understood how frustrating it has been for commuters and hit out at the RMT and TSSA unions over the 48hr walkout.

London Mayor Boris Johnson travelled on the District Line this morning Credit: Press Association

"Rather than hurting hard-working Londoners and hard-pressed small businesses they should have been talking to TfL this week.

"If as they claimed yesterday Mr Crow and Mr Cortes are happy to embrace modernisation, new technology and change, then what on earth are they doing on strike when these changes do just that and involve no compulsory redundancies?

"They need to call off their strike and talk, not tomorrow, not tonight - right now."

  1. London

91% of regular Oyster customers travelled in rush hour

More commuters have braved the tube strike this morning with 91% of regular Oyster customers travelling in London. This compares with 86% who used their Oyster cards yesterday.

Reporting on how the Underground has performed so far today, Transport for London said:

  • Services operating on 9 of the 11 lines
  • Nearly 75 per cent of stations open
  • Some 91 per cent of regular Oyster customers have been travelling in London this morning
  • Barclays Cycle Hire journeys up 50 per cent for the second day


Commuter strife as London Tube chaos continues

Many commuters are experiencing severe travel disruption this morning as a 48 hour London Underground tube strike continues.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions will end their walkout at 9pm.

Commuters look on the 'plus' side of the tube strike

Some commuters forced to walk this morning as a result of the ongoing London Underground strike looked on the positive of their journeys.

Commuter woes on arrival at Finsbury Park station

Commuters at Finsbury Park station this morning were greeted by closed gates at 7am.

Load more updates