Crossrail shut through central London as disruption set to hit Friday rush-hour

Londoners were hit with fresh travel disruption on Thursday as the first strike on the Elizabeth line paralysed services. No trains are running throughout the day in the central section of the line between Abbey Wood and Paddington a result of Thursday’s walkout by members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Prospect.The Elizabeth line is operating as separate railways on the east and west of the line, but passengers were warned there may be short-notice alterations or cancellations.Tube passengers reported busier-than-usual trains as hundreds of thousands of people sought other mean of getting around.