Tube Strike update - East London stations closed
PUBLISHED: 12:52 29 November 2010
A rail union strike, which will last until 6.30pm today (November 29), is set to cause disruptions across the underground network which could last until tomorrow morning.
London Underground currently list 59 stations as closed on their website, down from a figure of around 80 at 9.35am this morning.
Aldgate East, Bethnal Green and Bow Road are among the stations remaining closed as a result of the strike action.
The Circle line is still suspended and the Hammersmith & City line is suspended between Moorgate and Barking, with a special service in operation between Hammersmith and Moorgate.
On the Central line, a special service is now operating between White City and Leytonstone, with suspensions between White City and Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip and between Leytonstone and Epping/Hainault/Woodford.
A good service is running on the Waterloo & City line.
Special services are also running on the Bakerloo line between Elephant & Castle and Queens Park, on the District line between Wimbledon/Ealing Broadway and Upminster, on the Jubilee line between Wembley Park and Stratford, on the Piccadilly line between Kings Cross St Pancras and Cockfosters and between Acton Town and Heathrow and on the Victoria line to all stations.
On the Metropolitan and Northern lines special services are running to all destinations and a good service is running on the Docklands Light Railway.
On the Overground, there are severe delays on both the Gospel Oak to Barking and Stratford to Richmond lines due to earlier signalling problems.
At 10.30am, London Underground estimated that 80 per cent of stations were open and 45 per cent of trains were running.
Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) stopped work at 6.30pm yesterday to stage a 24 hour walk-out over plans to cut ticket office jobs.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “London Underground and Transport for London might want to gamble on tube safety but RMT and TSSA will not.
“This strike is about safety and we will be taking that message to passengers as we build the campaign against tube cuts.”
Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground and London Rail, said: “Londoners will face some disruption, but we intend to run services on nearly all Tube lines.”