Commuters Are Furious As 24Hr Tube Strikes Cripple The Capital

London’s Tube strike sparked outrage across the capital, with commuters fighting at busy bus stops and accusing cab-hailing services like Uber of scamming the public by adding an extra £40 to the price of fares.

The Underground will be crippled all day because of a walkout by thousands of employees, suspending services on all lines except the Overground, DLR and TfL Rail.

About 10,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have walked out for 24 hours, and will do so again on Thursday, in a row over jobs, pensions and conditions.

The RMT said its members were solidly backing the industrial action, which was causing travel disorder across the metropolis.

Images showed enormous crowds waiting at bus stops at stations like London Victoria and London Bridge, while tube trains at Stanmore lay inactive.

Tensions boiled over as passengers attempted to push their way to the front of queues and pile onto buses, with fights breaking out in the carnage against a background of heavy rain.

More cars on the road saw traffic grind to a standstill, which only added to the woes of commuters desperately trying to get to work on time.

Uber appeared to increase its prices substantially as a result, while there were reports of cab drivers pitting customers against each other by cancelling some trips in order to pocket higher fares elsewhere.

Meanwhile, there was added anger after the private hire colossus Uber was accused of scamming the public by charging some £40 more than the price of a usual fare.

Commuters were earlier being alerted of excessively busy services during rush hour amid the widespread Tube Strike which has led to disruption on all Underground lines.

The announcement was delivered over speakers to passengers waiting in the rain at Finsbury Park Station in north London for a Thameslink service at about 8.30 am.

Despite clearly higher than usual numbers of customers on the platform at Finsbury Park, relatively few were on the platform at St Pancras International for Thameslink trains. The Thameslink service was encountering delays of several minutes for most trains.

South London commuters blasted the walkout, which comes as many return to the office after the COVID pandemic.

Accountant Tim Hallan, 32, from Dulwich fumed that it was extremely frustrating and that it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. He said that he’d only just started commuting back into central London after the office opened back up following the coronavirus.

A bunch of people said that we should have driverless trains, but on some lines, we’ve already got them but that doesn’t mean that they would still run, and when the whole world is automated, who’s going to be paying their pensions?

Meanwhile, people are dying in Ukraine and the best that British workers can do is go on strike. Of course, we don’t live in Ukraine and we’re not getting bombed, well, at least, not yet, and they whine about everything and don’t realise that it’s the union bosses that come out on top with their big bonuses and subscriptions that the workers contribute to.

Can you imagine if our nurses, doctors and cancer nurses and doctors decided to strike? Even when they were given a 1 per cent pay rise they still got up and went to work and endangered their lives throughout the pandemic.

And just when the country’s trying to get back on its feet, you can always count on the train drivers to put a spanner in the works. Everyone’s suffering right now, not just the train drivers!

Published by Angela Lloyd

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