Tube strike today: This is what London looks like right now

Workers are striking over the new 24-hour Tube service being introduced in September

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The Independent Online

Commuters and tourist are facing travel chaos as London Underground workers have launched a 24 hour strike, in a row over new all-night Tube services.

Rush hour started early in the capital as Londoners rushed to catch the Tube before services started winding down at 5pm, ahead of the official strike at 6:00pm.

Passengers have tweeted images of the packed stations they are facing in the run up to the industrial action.

Oxford Circus



Commuters try to get onto a tube train at Westminster station in London, Britain, 08 July 2015. (Image: Andy Rain/EPA)

Commuters try pack into a train (Image: Andy Rain/EPA)

Canary Wharf


Transport for London has urged commuters to start their journeys early on Thursday as alternative modes of transports will be extremely busy. The organisation has also warned that the delays are likely to pass into Friday morning.

Workers from the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), Aslef, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite are taking part in the industrial action in a dispute over pay being offered for the new all-night Tubes, which will be launched in September.

Managers have tabled a "final" offer, including an average 2 per cent rise this year, at least RPI inflation for each of the next two years and £2,000 for drivers on the new service, but this has been rejected by the unions.