Tube strike: Underground resumes 'normal service', commuters react exactly as you'd expect

Aproximately 20,000 workers were on strike from Wednesday 6.30pm

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The Independent Online

London’s Underground has returned to normal – but don’t expect commuters to be grateful.

The most disruptive strike in more than a decade saw millions of commuters affected after 20,000 Tube workers downed tools for 24-hours from 6.30pm Wednesday over negations regarding night Tubes.

Transport for London promised that all services would be running “as normal” this morning – “normal” fulfilling every Londoners’ expectation of what to expect when using the Underground.

The Circle line was suspended clockwise for part of the early morning commute after a signal failure at Aldgate. Meanwhile, the City and Hammersmith line was part-suspended as was the Metropolitan line.

As of late morning, both the Bakerloo and the District lines were reporting severe delays after a signalling failure in Richmond and a customer incident on the Bakerloo.

On Wednesday evening thousands of Underground workers walked out following failed negotiations over the implementation of night Tubes on select lines from September.

On Friday TfL urged the four unions, RMT, TSSA, Aslef and Unite, who had taken part in the strike to resume talks.

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