TfL Advises Passengers To Avoid Travelling As The Tube Strike Begins

 

A London Underground strike caused severe disruption on Monday, causing mayhem for commuters.

 

On the first working day after the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, 4,000 members of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport union who operate at Tube stations staged a 24-hour walkout, causing considerable disruption across the network.

 

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The 24-hour strike will begin today and end on Tuesday at 8 am.

 

The London Overground, DLR, and TFL trams will not be affected, but they will be busier.

 

A dispute over jobs and pensions has prompted the walkout.

 

On some London Underground lines, a restricted timetable was in effect, while services were suspended elsewhere.

 

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Many stations, particularly in central and south London, were blocked, resulting in long bus lines. People were urged not to travel on the London Underground.

 

Andy Lord, Transport for London (TfL), chief operating officer, said, “I’d like to apologize to London for the impact this strike will have on journeys tomorrow and on Tuesday morning. We know it’s going to be damaging to London and the economy at a time when public transport is playing a crucial role in the capital’s recovery.”

 

“While our focus is always on helping everyone travel around London whenever they want, the expected impact of the RMT’s action means we have to advise people to only travel tomorrow if necessary, as many stations may be closed”.

 

“Alternatives to the Tube, including the bus and rail networks, are likely to be much busier than usual and we expect the severe disruption caused by this strike to continue into the morning of Tuesday 7 June”, he added.

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