National Rail services disrupted by tube strikes

National Rail services disrupted by tube strikes

National Rail services disrupted by tube strikes

First published in Local News

TUBE strikes in London have affected commuters' journeys into the capital this morning as rail operators try to pick up the slack.

Both c2c and Abellio Greater Anglia and 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, as it had previously been closed due to the industrial action.

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

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.

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11:56am Tue 29 Apr 14

trebor83 says...

C2C should increase their capacity every day, not just when there are tube strikes! That way people might be able to sit down after spending £2000 + on an annual ticket!!
C2C should increase their capacity every day, not just when there are tube strikes! That way people might be able to sit down after spending £2000 + on an annual ticket!! trebor83
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Rouge9 says...

trebor83 wrote:
C2C should increase their capacity every day, not just when there are tube strikes! That way people might be able to sit down after spending £2000 + on an annual ticket!!
Sorry, but you buy a right to travel, not to a seat.
[quote][p][bold]trebor83[/bold] wrote: C2C should increase their capacity every day, not just when there are tube strikes! That way people might be able to sit down after spending £2000 + on an annual ticket!![/p][/quote]Sorry, but you buy a right to travel, not to a seat. Rouge9
  • Score: -4

2:07pm Tue 29 Apr 14

barneydrop says...

Any excuse for the rail companies not to provide a full and proper service.
Any excuse for the rail companies not to provide a full and proper service. barneydrop
  • Score: 3

9:14pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

This is news?
This is news? Kim Gandy
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