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Tube strike begins to bite as tens of thousands of commuters are hit

08:30 29 April 2014

Strike on London Underground

Strike on London Underground

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Tens of thousands of commuters have been hit by the latest 48-hour strike on the London Underground this-morning after last-minute talks to prevent the tube strike broke down last night.

Services affected across east London include the Central, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Circle lines.

The Circle through Aldgate and Liverpool Street is completely suspended, but some trains are running on the District.

The DLR and trains on Greater Anglia into Liverepool Street and c2c trains into Fenchurch Street are running.

But c2c trains through Barking are not stopping at West Ham because of the strike.

“We can only stop at West Ham when TfL is able to open the station,” explained a company spokesman. “Trains can only stop as long as the station is open. This is not possible once the strike has begun.”

The Central is only able to run a special service between Epping and Leytonstone.

The District is running between Upminster and Wimbledon, but not stopping at West Ham.

The Hammersmith & City has no trains westbound from Moorgate to Kings Cross, Paddington and Hammersmith.

The Metropolitan has no trais from Aldgate to Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Parts of the Jubilee are disrupted at Green Park.

More daytime trains are being put on the Fenchurch Street service which are stopping at Barking and Limehouse. Four trains an hour are running from Laindon to Fenchurch Street between 10am and 2.20pm and four an hour outbound from Fenchurch Street to Laindon between 1pm and 3pm, adding 6,500 seats a day. The company already runs every carriage available during peak rush-hours.

The 48-hour RMT strike began on the Underground at 9pm last night and is due to end 9pm tomorrow, with services expected to be back to normal by Thursday morning.

The dispute is over TfL plans to close many ticket offices and replace them with automatic machines.

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