Monday, 4 October 2010
New round of tube strikes in London
Londoners on their way to work this morning - including me - were faced with another 24 hours of tube strikes. Millions of commuters were forced to look for alternative transport as most of the London underground tube lines were closed, suspended or delayed. Buses were packed, taxis in demand and many turned to bikes or went by foot. Below an impression of the morning spectacle at Waterloo station, together with Victoria, Euston, Kings Cross, Farringdon, Paddington and London Bridge the main hubs in the British capital.
Below: Pimlico station - on the Victoria line - is one of the hundreds of tube stations closed for the public today.
The public is losing its last bit of respect for Union leader Bob Crow, who is the mastermind behind the recent wave of tube strikes. A recent poll by the Evening Standard suggested that most Londoners do not (longer) sympathise with the strikers.
Pictures: copyright Evening Standard and Daily Mail (2010).