Commuters are facing massive travel chaos today as a 24-hour strike is taking place on the Central and Waterloo & City lines today.
The RMT union which called the Central line strike has said its members are standing “absolutely rock solid” behind the walkout.
Agitated commuters have been tweeting about the travel fiasco since morning:
— mark mccausland (@MarkMcc1875) November 7, 2018
Got off the bus early to catch the faster tube, cos the motorway has already made me late. Get into tube to discover there's no fucking central line today, how the shits did I miss that news?! Screw today.
— Tom Lloyd (@tomlloydwrites) November 7, 2018
Central Line tube strike and rain. A perfect start to the day… pic.twitter.com/fZtqKxeJhq
— Frederick HC Price (@ULawLecturer) November 7, 2018
So it’s pouring with rain and there is a tube strike. I ask my cabbie to stop at the HUGE queue outside Kings X where one person at a time is getting in a cab. Does anyone want to share my cab I yell. No one answers. Was it me?
— Mary Portas (@maryportas) November 7, 2018
TfL is also advising that some stations will be particularly busy today, especially during the morning and evening peaks, and they may need to close temporarily to stop overcrowding. These stations are: Stratford, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Bank, Liverpool Street, Woodford, Mile End, Leytonstone, White City, Ealing Broadway, Oxford Circus and Notting Hill Gate.
Last evening, Piccadilly line walk-out was called off otherwise it would have added to the travel nightmare.