One of Europe’s busiest capital cities is in the grip of travel chaos.
The London Underground service has been hit by a 24-hour strike. The stoppage began at 1800 local time on Sunday and will end at 1800 local time on Monday.
Tube operator Transport for London says it is running a limited service on eight out of 11 Tube lines.
It expects 60% of stations to be open across the network.
London Underground has apologised for the strike action, which is:
- about ticket office closures and staffing levels
- due to last 24 hours
RMT (@RMTunion) January 9, 2017
RMTunion</a> is taking strike action on the Tube today; <a href="https://t.co/Xp7gVLcNi3">https://t.co/Xp7gVLcNi3</a> <a href="https://t.co/fo0MePoDdl">pic.twitter.com/fo0MePoDdl</a></p>— RMT (RMTunion) January 9, 2017
The RMT union has explained why its members are taking strike action.
All services have now closed due to strike action.— Transport for London (@TfL) January 8, 2017
Transport for London tweeted a warning to travellers on Sunday evening.
Get the latest update on which lines are running here
Clapham Junction interchange has been evacuated due to “severe overcrowding”.
No trains are stopping at the station, which serves London Victoria and Waterloo among others.
Clapham is Britain’s busiest interchange.
Figures show more than 30 million passengers changed trains at the station in 2015-16.
Crowding on platform at Walthamstow Central station
ChrisLHardy</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TubeStrike?src=hash">#TubeStrike</a> <a href="https://t.co/DXXdRqaEp4">pic.twitter.com/DXXdRqaEp4</a></p>— Press Association (PA) January 9, 2017
Queues of people at Clapham Junction station
hannahaemilia</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TubeStrike?src=hash">#TubeStrike</a> <a href="https://t.co/6unhPZr1fG">pic.twitter.com/6unhPZr1fG</a></p>— Press Association (PA) January 9, 2017
What they are saying
This tube strike is causing misery to millions of Londoners. Latest
TfL</a> travel advice here <a href="https://t.co/EH11ajs3kS">https://t.co/EH11ajs3kS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TubeStrike?src=hash">#TubeStrike</a></p>— Sadiq Khan (SadiqKhan) January 9, 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the strike is causing misery to millions of Londoners.
Political opponents have weighed in with criticism of how the situation has been handled.
While I don't knock Sadiq Khan for condemning it (unlike Corbyn) today's tube strike is another massive broken promise in less than a year.— James Berry MP (@JamesBerryMP) January 9, 2017
Aerial footage of the commuter chaos in the UK capital.
This is the queue for the number 11 towards Fulham and Victoria, and 23 bus service to Paddington and Ox Street
PA</a> <a href="https://t.co/42cbbdGY3j">pic.twitter.com/42cbbdGY3j</a></p>— Georgina Stubbs (georginafstubbs) January 9, 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan condemns the Tube strike as unnecessary