Tube strike latest: Three quarters of stations still open

Three-quarters of Tube stations sill running

DESPITE thousands of East Londoners struggling to work because of the strike called by the RMT and TSSA unions around three quarters of Tube stations are currently open, Transport for London has reported.

Trains are operating on eight of London Underground’s eleven lines and all of the key stations are operating, including Euston, Waterloo, Heathrow, Kings Cross and Paddington.

In east London there is no central Line service but the Jubilee line is operating between Wembley Park and Stratford, with some stations currently closed while the District line is operating between Wimbledon and Ealing Broadway in the west and Barking.

And there are good services on the bus network, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground.

The situation is changing rapidly, with other Tube services operating services when possible. Disruption is possible, and passengers are advised to check before travelling at www.tfl.gov.uk

Extra bus services have been provided, along with extra capacity for an additional 10,000 journeys on river services and marshalled taxi ranks.

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Howard Collins, Chief Operating Officer of London Underground, said: “The paralysis of London predicted by the leadership of two unions has failed to materialise.”

The 24-hour Tube strike – the second staged by the unions – is over pay and staffing.