Search

Tube strikes in Newham: Latest

09:52 06 February 2014

Tube passengers queue at Clapham Junction to catch a train to Stratford via the Overground

Tube passengers queue at Clapham Junction to catch a train to Stratford via the Overground

Archant

Commuters are experiencing long delays this morning on the buses, trains and tubes.

Today is the second morning of Underground strike action by RMT and TSSA members who are protesting at the closure of ticket offices.

The buses in Stratford are even busier than yesterday with the Route 25 service currently experiencing 40 minute delays.

The additional passenger numbers may be due to commuters chosing to switch from the tube to the bus after severe overcrowing at the station yesterday.

There are also minor delays between Stratford and Richmond on the Overground service.

Selected c2c trains are not calling at West Ham to reduce overcrowding.

But some passengers took to Twitter to praise their journey.

@JessicaRHorner said: “Mental Stratford station is brilliant this morning, on @jubileeline with a seat! #happydays #tubestrike”

@cd125 said: “Today the Stratford station is working and I’m just an hour earlier at work... It’s a good reason to have breakfast at Costa and relax.”

However @lancasterb was less positive.

He tweeted: “It just took the wife 1h 50mins to get from #Stratford to #Holborn on the #TFL bus. That’s 5 miles in just under 2h.”

The central line service at Stratford is currently running eastbound to Leytonstone and westbound to Marble Arch.

The jubilee line is running to Waterloo and a good service is running on the DLR.

Talks with conciliation service Acas have been scheduled for tomorrow in an attempt to stop next week’s strike going ahead.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Akhtar Javeed (Picture: West Midlands Police handout)

The daughter of an East Ham businessman shot dead by armed raiders in a “robbery that went wrong” has appealed to the public for help in finding her dad’s killers.

Birmingham
14:49
London Mayoral candidates  (left to right) Caroline Pidgeon, Peter Whittle, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry and Zac Goldsmith at TechDate at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London’s Mayoral candidates went head-to-head at a special technology debate at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s up-and-coming tech hub yesterday.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
14:05
Fire and ambulance crews will

Firefighters are to join forces with ambulance crews to get to life-threatening incidents as quickly as possible under new proposals.

London Ambulance Service
18 minutes ago
Aspers Casino, Stratford Westfield

Leading dealers from across the UK gathered at Aspers Casino in Westfield for the UK Dealer Championships.

United Kingdom

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe