London streets were filled this morning with angry faced commuters, standing at bus stops, grimly poking smartphones and emitting furious noises.
Would-be commuters across the capital have been hit by travel chaos this morning as Tube strikes over job cuts and ticket office closures have left a skeleton Tube service in operation.
The RMT and TSSA unions’ first 48-hour strike, which began at 9pm last night, saw huge crowds of stranded passengers at major stations, while buses and Overground services being highly- congested.
This morning, no Tube trains were running until about 7am, though managers, non-union staff and volunteers have now begun to run a limited service.
But TSSA union leader, Manuel Cortes tweeted “hardly a train is running as Boris’s phantom scab army fails to show up”.
Is after 7 and hardly a train is running as Boris’s phantom scab army fails to show up – fantasist! #tubestrukepic.twitter.com/qNPZ6qijXB
— Manuel Cortes (@Manuel_TSSA) February 5, 2014
Appalling pictures of extremely crowded platforms and stations have already emerged on Twitter.
Chaos at Earls Court. #tubestrikeBut thanks to the 4 working Tube drivers who got me this far.. pic.twitter.com/yhlpze0XSJ
— Lucy Tobin (@lucytobin) February 5, 2014
@jubileelineKingsbury has finally opened 60mins behind schedule. Now 11mins til a packed train arrives #tubestrikepic.twitter.com/cPh8bPAkf3
— Marks140s (@Marks140s) February 5, 2014
Still not moving #tubestrike#finsburypark– just to be clear i don’t agree with this strike pic.twitter.com/WE0j3iqIld
— Chris Thomas (@christhomas86) February 5, 2014
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