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.
See the Tube is back to normal after the strikes. And by normal that is part suspensions & signal problems.— John (@JCStone73) July 10, 2015
Back to normal service on the tube... Sweaty armpits, morning breath and a ook of defeat on my fellow commuters faces...— Shameless (@ShamelessMC) July 10, 2015
Tube strike over. Now back to our beloved normal service. pic.twitter.com/cPTYc1xQJH— Marky Lon (@Markylon) July 10, 2015
Tube passengers may experience delays, overcrowding and cancellations. Yay the tube is back to normal.— Marky Lon (@Markylon) July 10, 2015
Glad the tube is back to normal following the strike. pic.twitter.com/4c856XqGi8— Encrypted Cyberwolf (@GeoCyberwolf) July 10, 2015
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.Reuse content