London commuters face misery as rail staff strike

Millions of Londoners struggled to work on Monday at the start of a week of travel chaos which sees rail networks brought to a standstill by a series of strikes.

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During the morning rush hour, people walk on the south side of the Rives Thames in London Bridge on Monday. — AP

LONDON — Millions of Londoners struggled to work on Monday at the start of a week of travel chaos which sees rail networks brought to a standstill by a series of strikes.

Commuters used cars, boats, bicycles and heaving buses to cope with a 24-hour walkout by underground station staff that left the majority of “Tube” stops in central London closed and no services operating from mainline stations such as Victoria, Kings Cross and Waterloo.

Huge queues began building up outside stations while many major roads in the city were gridlocked.

“I’m giving up on even trying,” said software developer Rajiv Perseedoss, 30, who was trying to get to work in central London from Canary Wharf in the east of the city.

“I’m not a Tube worker, I don’t know about their conditions, but whatever it is, they can’t take it out on everybody.” More info

Source: saudigazette.com.sa

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