Subway stations are still closed despite strikes and commuters are furious

Commuters at Putney Bridge were abandoned this morning (Image: PA/TFL)

Commuters at Putney Bridge were abandoned this morning (Image: PA/TFL)

Some London Underground stations still had their doors closed this morning despite the strike ending yesterday.

Commuters were furious after showing up at stations across the capital, despite Tfl warning some services would start later than usual.

Yesterday’s subway strike continued to have a major impact on this morning’s rush hour, as services were not due to start until mid-morning.

It comes as thousands of rail workers across the UK are also on strike today and travelers have been warned to expect heavier traffic on running services.

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Loughton Station had also closed its doors (Image: Twitter/@ben_dl)

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Warren Street tube station was closed yesterday due to strikes (Image: James Veysey/Shutterstock)

Underground workers are fighting against the London Underground’s funding structure, job losses, working conditions and pension schemes.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch recently published an open letter to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

It concluded: “As you know, RMT is committed to restoring TfL’s operating finances.

“No other city like London is attempting to run its public transport system without operational subsidies, and the folly of trying to do so has been cruelly exposed by the demand shocks of the pandemic.

“TfL’s need for emergency government funding has left us dependent on striking deals with a spiteful government whose agenda is to lower living standards for transport workers.

“I am sure you will agree that there is no sustainable future for TfL on this basis.

“Prior to our strike action over these disputes in November 2022, my union offered London Underground management a suspension of our strike action in exchange for a moratorium on job cuts and changes to working conditions agreements and an assurance that attacks on our pensions would stop .”

TfL Chief Operating Officer Glynn Barton said: “Strikes are bad news for everyone and we encourage them to withdraw this measure and continue to work with us to avoid disruption to our customers.

“Our advice to our customers is clear; Please check before you travel as strikes are affecting various services throughout the week. Expect the services to be very busy and please allow additional time to complete your trips.’

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Justin Scacco

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