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Chaos in London as millions stranded by Tube strike


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Chaos in London as millions stranded by Tube strike



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





The RMT union has explained why its members are taking strike action.



Transport for London tweeted a warning to travellers on Sunday evening.

Get the latest update on which lines are running here



Clapham Junction



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.



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What they are saying



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.





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Aerial footage of the commuter chaos in the UK capital.





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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan condemns the Tube strike as unnecessary



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