Tube strike latest LIVE: Underground lines running again but commuters vent anger over rush-hour chaos

Tube strike latest LIVE: Underground lines running again but commuters vent anger over rush-hour chaos

Commuters suffered more travel misery on Friday morning as Tube services were hit by the previous day’s 24-hour strike.

Services on the London Underground were suspended for a large part of the morning with a number of stations closed for early morning commuters.

All 11 Tube services were up and running by 9am - but severe delays were reported on several including the Central, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.

By 11.30, normal service was largely restored with only the Bakerloo and Central lines suffering serious issues. But scores of commuters had already take to Twitter to vent their frustration over closed stations.

It comes after about 10,000 members of the RMT union walked out on Thursday in an ongoing dispute over pensions and the loss of up to 600 station staff posts.

This forced the closure of eight Tube lines - the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City - and left only “shuttle” services running on the outer branches of the Central, District and Northern lines.

Services suspended until after 8am

06:51 , Miriam Burrell

Good morning.

Thursday’s tube strike has meant a number of underground lines are not resuming until after 8am, TfL said.

Commuters are being advised to check before travelling.

The Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines are all suspended until after 8am.

There is a reduced service on the Northern Line between Edgware and Golders Green, and High Barnet to Finchley Central.

There is a good service on the London Underground, Elizabeth Line and DLR.

There are minor delays on the London Tramlink service.

Epping Station closed - reports

07:06 , Miriam Burrell

Commuters are reporting that Epping Station is closed this morning, causing frustration after travel misery on Thursday.

One commuter wrote on Twitter: “Lots of people unable to get a train to work.”

Another asked: “So tube strike is over whats the excuse for Epping Station to be closed once again TFL?”

Commuters frustrated with second day of disruption

07:16 , Miriam Burrell

Suspended Tube lines are causing headaches for commuters traveling to work this morning.

Most underground services are not expected to be up and running until after 8am, making for a second morning of travel misery.

On Twitter, one commuter said there is “unacceptable disregard for the public and the inconvenience caused”.

Another said it’s “incredibly frustrating”.

One commuter is reporting “hundreds” of people at Liverpool Street bus station.

TfL apologises for station closures

07:30 , Miriam Burrell

A number of Tube stations are closed this morning as a “knock on” effect of Thursday’s strike, TfL has confirmed.

There are reports that Epping, Harrow and Wealdstone and Northolt stations are closed.

TfL told the Standard that it is “just not possible” to have services back to normal from 5am following the strike, due to the way staff shift patterns work.

Customers were warned services wouldn’t return to normal until mid-morning, TfL said, but apologised for the disruption caused.

Good service on Bakerloo, Central, Northern & Victoria lines

07:38 , Miriam Burrell

TfL is now reporting a good service on Bakerloo, Central, Northern and Victoria Underground lines, after they was suspended earlier this morning.

A good service remains on the Overground, Elizabeth Line and DLR.

All other Underground lines remain suspended until after 8am.

Severe delays on Jubilee line

08:00 , Miriam Burrell

There are severe delays on the Jubilee line while the service “recovers from strike action”, TfL said.

Bakerloo Line part suspended

08:05 , Miriam Burrell

There is no service on the Bakerloo Line between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone while the service recovers from strike action.

There are minor delays on the rest of the line. Valid tickets are being accepted on London Buses.

Suspended lines

08:09 , Miriam Burrell

The Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines are still suspended.

Severe delays as lines resume

08:20 , Miriam Burrell

All Underground lines have resumed apart from the Piccadilly Line, but commuters face severe delays.

There are severe delays on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines.

The Bakerloo Line is part suspended with minor delays.

There is a good service on the Central, Northern, Victoria and Waterloo & City Lines.

There is also a good service on the Overground, Elizabeth Line and DLR.

‘Utterly disgusting’: Outrage at station closures

08:27 , Miriam Burrell

A number of commuters have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at Tube station closures and suspended lines this morning.

Tory group leader on the London Assembly Susan Hall said it was “utterly disgusting” and “people are desperate to get to work”.

‘Hundreds’ waited outside Harrow & Wealdstone Station

08:33 , Miriam Burrell

Piccadilly Line running with severe delays

08:37 , Miriam Burrell

The Piccadilly Line is back up and running with severe delays.

The Central Line also has severe delays between Leytonstone and Hainault via Newbury Park while the service recovers from strike action. There are minor delays on the rest of the line.

London Overground part suspended

08:42 , Miriam Burrell

On the Overground, there is no service between Euston and Watford Junction while emergency services deal with a casualty on the track, TfL said.

There is a good service on all other routes. Valid tickets are being accepted on London buses.

Severe delays on six lines

08:45 , Miriam Burrell

There are severe delays on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubile, Metropolitan and Piccdilly Lines while services recover from strike action.

Valid tickets are being accepted on London Buses.

Bakerloo and Central Lines and the London Overground are also affected.

There is a good service on all other lines.

Pictured: Bus queues at Victoria Station

08:56 , Miriam Burrell

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What’s happening this morning?

09:07 , Miriam Burrell

Underground services didn’t resume until around 8am , with many lines still operating with severe delays, as a “knock on” effect of Thursday’s strike.

Frustrated commuters report standing outside closed stations - even as Tubes passed through - with little information about when it would reopen or alternative routes.

Long queues for buses at major stations such as Liverpool Street and Victoria Station formed for a second morning.

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(AFP via Getty Images)
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Most services return to normal

09:12 , Miriam Burrell

Most Tube services have returned to normal following a second chaotic morning for commuters.

There are severe delays on the Central Line and minor delays on the Jubilee and Piccadilly Lines.

On the Bakerloo Line there are severe delays between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone while the service recovers from strike action. There are minor delays on the rest of the line.

There is a good service on all other lines.

Traffic builds up

09:26 , Miriam Burrell

5.94m bus journeys on Thursday

09:33 , Miriam Burrell

Severe delays for Bakerloo, Central Lines

13:54 , Miriam Burrell

There are severe delays on the Bakerloo and Central Lines, but otherwise all Underground services have resumed.

Minor delays on Northern Line

14:16 , Miriam Burrell

There are minor delays on the Northern Line between High Barnet and East Finchley due to signal failure at High Barnet. There is a good service on the rest of the line.

There are now minor delays on the Bakerloo Line but severe delays remain on the Central Line.

Euston station to display new passenger info boards

14:19 , Miriam Burrell

New high-definition passenger information screens will be installed at Euston for a trial.

The new £1.5m departure and arrivals boards will be positioned in the middle of the station concourse and will quadruple the number of screens available for passengers.

A trial will test computer modelling on how shifting passengers’ focus to the centre of the concourse can improve people flow at the West Coast main line’s London terminus.

Read more here.

Architect's impression of how the new screens will look on Euston's concourse (Network Rail)
Architect's impression of how the new screens will look on Euston's concourse (Network Rail)

Are services back to normal?

14:26 , Miriam Burrell

All Tube lines have resumed after a late and chaotic start to services on Friday.

Many Underground lines did not start until after 8am after Thursday’s strike action from RMT and Unite union members.

For most of the morning there were severe delays, forcing people to cram onto buses instead.

There are now severe delays on the Central Line and minor delays on the Northern and Bakerloo Lines.

All other services are running as normal.

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Bus strikes: Everything you need to know

14:31 , Miriam Burrell

Londoners are set for yet more travel misery in the run up to Christmas following the news that bus drivers will go on strike from November 22.

Almost 1,000 bus drivers employed by Abellio will strike on November 22, 25 and 26 and on December 1,2,3,9,10,16 and 17.

Members of the Unite union based at bus garages in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth will take part in the industrial action, meaning the following routes will be impacted.

Find out if your bus route is affected.

Good service on Bakerloo Line

14:59 , Miriam Burrell

There is now a good service on the Bakerloo Line. It had been severely delayed most of Friday following strike action.

The Central Line is still facing severe delays due to train cancellations. Valid tickets are being accepted on London buses.

There are minor delays on the Northern Line between High Barnet and East Finchley due to signal failure at High Barnet.

Minor delays for Central, Northern Lines

15:14 , Miriam Burrell

There are now minor delays to Central and Northern Lines.

Otherwise all other services are running as normal.

Live coverage ends

15:15 , Miriam Burrell

That’s all for our live coverage today.

Hope everyone has a safe journey this evening.