Tube strike will affect millions

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The Independent Online

Millions of commuters and visitors to London are facing travel chaos after talks aimed at averting a 48-hour strike by Tube workers broke down.

Thousands of members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out from 7pm today until 7pm on Thursday, bringing the network to a standstill.

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, and Transport for London (TfL) have put in place a series of contingency plans aimed at helping commuters get to work, including extra buses, taxi-sharing and schemes to lead cyclists across the capital.