Second day of tube strike causes more disruption to National Rail services

Echo: Second day of tube strike causes more disruption to National Rail services Second day of tube strike causes more disruption to National Rail services

A SECOND day of tube strikes in London have affected commuters' journeys into the capital this morning as rail operators cope with the extra passengers.

Both c2c and Abellio Greater Anglia are running normal services from Shoebury and Southend Victoria respectively, with trains currently running on time.

The c2c network have laid on extra trains to help ease the anticipated extra demand, with increased capacity between Laindon and Fenchurch Street.

However trains on the c2c line were not able to stop at West Ham until around 7am when the station opened, but all services were making an additional stop at West Ham High Level.

Abellio Greater Anglia services were also affected closer to London, with some trains not stopping at their usual calling points, including Chadwell Heath, Goodmayes, Seven Kings, Gidea Park and Romford - with some Gidea Park services beginning at Ilford.

Greater Anglia have claimed this is to cope with expected increased passenger numbers closer to London who would not be able to board Metropolitan line Underground services.

Stratford station was closed until around 6.40am this morning but following this time trains were able to stop there.

The industrial action is due to end at 9pm this evening with services returning to normal for commuters tomorrow morning.

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8:55am Wed 30 Apr 14

sesibollox says...

Good lesson in remembering how we rely on the trains, to get us about...
Good lesson in remembering how we rely on the trains, to get us about... sesibollox
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11:46am Wed 30 Apr 14

Bosniavet says...

Well, as the RMT are saying "It's what Bob would have wanted"
Well, as the RMT are saying "It's what Bob would have wanted" Bosniavet
  • Score: 5

5:31pm Wed 30 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

It is ridiculous to close ticket offices in London underground - not good for tourism.
It is ridiculous to close ticket offices in London underground - not good for tourism. jolllyboy
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