ondon commuters were on Wednesday facing another day of chaos as disruption continued across the Tube network after Tuesday’s strike.
Just after 6am the entire network was suspended with only the London Overground operating a reduced service. The DLR was part suspended between Shadwell and Bank while the network recovers from strike action. Lewisham services are terminating at Shadwell.
TfL said normal services should be operating by mid-morning.
It comes after widespread disruption on the network on Tuesday, and another day of strike action expected throughout Thursday.
Thousands of early morning commuters were caught unaware by the RMT walk-out on Tuesday and were forced to cram onto buses as advice to work from home went unheeded.
A miserable morning, with roads heavily congested, was made worse by a near five per cent rise in Transport for London fares and a 3.8 per cent hike in national rail fares.
A Tube boss described the union as “turkeys voting for Christmas” and said RMT’s decision to call 10,000 members out on strike would worsen TfL’s already dire finances.
Many passengers vented frustration that their commute had been hampered just as they began returning to the office following the pandemic.