|Major Disruption For Commuters Due To Tube Strike|
Strike due to end tonight but Friday may see some travel disruption
Commuters faced major disruption today as the the entire London Underground service, a total of 260 stations and eleven lines, was shut down for the tube strike.
The strike is due to finish at 21.30 today but Transport for London ( TfL) warned that some disruption could continue into Friday.
TfL said it would lay on 200 extra buses and river services to cope with increased demand- the congestion charge will remain in place throughout the strike. Extra bicycles are also available for hire throughout london.
The DLR and London Overground services are not affected. TfL says:
The strike is over the pay and conditions for drivers when the 24 hour tube operation is introduced on certain lines from 12 September.
The offer which includes a 2% rise this year and £2,000 bonus for drivers on the new night Tube was described as a 'full and final' offer by LU's chief operating officer Steve Griffiths.
First Great Western services to and from Paddington will also be disrupted for 48 hours from Wednesday evening due to a strike by the RMT over working conditions.
July 9, 2015