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Commuters suffer another London tube strike

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Commuters suffer another London tube strike


Millions of Londoners faced delayed journeys this morning as a result of another tube strike. It is the third one since September, as workers protest against the plan to cut 800 jobs.

The RMT union that organised the walk-outs says every line on the underground was affected by reduced service, and it has been even more effective than the first two.

Some passengers thought the industrial action was going too far: “I think it is too harsh an action. I think they will lose public support,” said one man.

Another woman was also losing patience: “Everyone finds it difficult at the moment, struggling financially and still we don’t have a choice but to fold when they decide to have a strike.”

Transport for London, who run the underground service, say that 40 per cent of trains are still running. Some commuters opted to try other ways of getting to work, like ‘Boris bikes’ or taking up one of the 10,000 extra seats on the boat services running along the River Thames.

There will be a fresh round of talks on Thursday.

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