Tube strike chaos for second day as walkout continues

A second day of industrial action by Tube workers has meant a second day of fraught travelling for Londoners.

Dubbed the “crush hour”, commuters have endured a second dose of torrid journeying that has seen vast queues for buses, trains and what remains of the Tube service.

London Underground said it had opened 11 Tube lines today, though they are operating on a vastly reduced level. The arterial routes of the Piccadilly Line and the Central Line remain closed in the centre of London.

 

The RMT union, which organised the strike in opposition to Tube office closures, said that the action was “rock solid”, and highlighted Boris Johnson’s pledge that no ticket offices would be closed on his watch.

Johnson said: “The idea that this is a solidly-supported strike is farcical. This action is the result of a minority of just one union, the RMT, who are refusing to see the logic of what we are trying to achieve.”

The strike action is due to end at 9pm tonight, though a further three-day strike is planned for next week.

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