Tube strike: Video appears to show police 'removing' passenger from 'packed' London bus as walkout causes chaos

Over 200 extra buses are running in the capital to accommodate commuters

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As commuters attempt to navigate London without the Underground amid strike action, footage has emerged appearing to show police removing a passenger from a bus in the centre of the capital.

A clip released by ITV appears to show three police officers attempting to take a person off the bus on Euston Road, outside King's Cross - one of the country's busiest terminals.

Eventually, a woman emerges from the 214 bus heading for Angel and the City.

The fight to get home has begun. Buses are packed - and police are having to remove some passengers by force.

Posted by ITV London on Thursday, 9 July 2015


Transport for London (TfL) has put on around 200 extra buses in the capital, as Tube workers are staging a 24-hour walkout over new all-night Underground train services which will begin in September.

The strike action started at 6:30pm on Wednesday, and will run until 9:30pm on Thursday, as unions involved started their industrial action at different times. TfL has warned that the delays may run into Friday.

The Metropolitan Police have been asked to comment on the situation.

TfL told The Evening Standard that it had no record of a driver calling for assistance from police due to overcrowding.