Chaos Takes Over London As 24 Hour Tube Strike Leaves Thousands of Commuters Stranded

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Chaos Takes Over London As 24 Hour Tube Strike Leaves Thousands of Commuters Stranded

Scenes from the chaotic streets of London this morning amid the 24 hour tube strike

Image Credit - Reuters/Luke MacGregor

London has been brought to a standstill today as more than 20,000 workers are on strike following a dispute surrounding pay cuts and plans for a 24 hour service. This was the scene this morning at Oxford Circus as commuters desperately try to get to work during rush hour.

Image Credit - London News Pictures

It is the largest tube strike since 2002 and it is effecting all major tube lines, causing upset throughout London. This video of a man with his arm stuck in a bus door has emerged with the bus driver seemingly refusing to open the door.

With the tubes out, all other modes of public transport are under an immense amount of pressure too. Take a look at this bus queue at Liverpool Street Station that snakes around the entire building!

Image Credit - Rick Colls/Rex

And the taxi services are struggling too. Hailo Taxi Service released this video showing the crazy number of taxis they have sent out today, crawling through the streets amongst the bedlam.

Last night efforts were made to resolve the pay disputes and put an end to the strike but union officials did not give enough answers to satisfy London Underground bosses and the strike ensued.

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