Tube strike set to cause London travel chaos

A 48-hour walkout by members of the RMT union looks set to cause major disruption to commuters' journeys. Businesses are also warning the industrial action could cost the London economy millions of pounds.

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Transport disruption hits London as tube strike begins

A 48-hour strike by London Underground workers began this morning, causing widespread disruption for commuters in the capital.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) started a 48-hour strike at 9pm last night over a long-running dispute about plans to close Tube ticket offices.

The RMT picket line at King's Cross Underground Station this morning. Credit: ITV News/Cheryl Smith

The union says the closure of ticket offices will cost hundreds of job losses and threaten safety, while LU says staff would be better employed on station concourses as only 3% of tickets are bought at ticket offices.

Normal underground services will resume tomorrow night at 9pm before a a three-day stoppage from 9pm next Monday.

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