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Second day of tube strike causes more disruption to National Rail services
Updated 8:50am Wednesday 30th April 2014 in News
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.
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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