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Picket line and busy scenes at London Paddington

An RMT picket line outside Paddington Station. Credit: ITV News

A picket line formed outside London Paddington this evening as Tube and rail strikes took hold.

All London Underground services were due to stop at 6.30pm for 24 hours, while workers on First Great Western are striking for 48 hours, disrupting trains to and from Paddington.

There were busy scenes at many stations across London. Credit: ITV News

London Underground stations packed ahead of strike

Long queues formed outside Tube stations as people tried to get home before the London Underground strike began.

Pictures from around London showed packed stations and huge crowds gathered outside ahead of the 24-hour strike.

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Video shows moment train crashes into trailer truck

Amateur video shows the moment an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor trailer truck causing a derailment in North Carolina.

Leslie Cipriani filmed the moment the train crashed at 12.15pm in Halifax County on Monday causing minor injuries to 40 of its 200 passengers.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the State's Department of Transportation said on Twitter that investigations have been launched.

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Tay Bridge closed due to high winds in Scotland

Network Rail Scotland has closed the Tay Bridge over the River Tay near Dundee due to strong wind.

Ferry crossings from Dover delayed due to high winds

Ferry services from Dover to Calais and Dunkerque are subject to delays because of the severe weather:

Larne and Cairnryan ferry crossings suspended

P&O Ferries has suspended all services on its Larne and Cairnryan line because of the high winds:

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