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London commuters face second day of Tube rail strike chaos

Published on Feb 6, 2014 4:34 PM
 
Evening commuters wait on the platform of Victoria tube station in central London, on Feb 5, 2014. Millions of Londoners faced another morning of travel chaos on Thursday as a 48-hour strike by London Underground workers angry at ticket office closures and job cuts entered its second day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Millions of Londoners faced another morning of travel chaos on Thursday as a 48-hour strike by London Underground workers angry at ticket office closures and job cuts entered its second day.

Staff from the two main rail unions began the first of two planned 48-hour tube strikes late on Tuesday, leaving many people unable to get to work or forced to pack onto overcrowded buses, mainline trains or cycle.

Transport for London (TfL), which runs the capital's public transport network, reported that just one underground line was running normally at rush hour on Thursday with the remaining 10 either closed or operating a reduced service.

Talks between the unions and TfL are due to resume on Friday in a bid to avert a second 48-hour walk-out planned from Feb 11 to Feb 14.

 
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