Strike Causes Train And Tube Chaos In London

Huge queues for buses formed in the city.
Huge queues for buses formed in the city.

Huge queues for buses formed in the city.

London’s roads, buses and overland trains struggled to cope in Thursday’s morning rush hour as commuters battled into work in the face of London Underground’s first total strike shutdown since 2002. Many of the major trunk roads into the capital were log-jammed and there were chaotic scenes at bus stops and overland train stations as passengers sought alternative ways to get to work on time. Drivers are staging the 24-hour walkout in protest at pay and plans for a new 24-hour service due to start in September. A full shutdown came into force on Thursday and Transport for London (TfL) has warned that disruptions to the British capital’s public transport could  continue into Friday. Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokeswoman on Wednesday called the strike “unacceptable and unjustified,” while London Mayor Boris Johnson said it was “politically motivated.” New all-night Underground services are due to start in September and drivers have been offered a pay increase, which was rejected by Union leader  on Wednesday. London’s Underground managing director Mike Brown said an all-night Tube service would support jobs and boost the city’s economy, adding that the offer had been “remarkably fair.”

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