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Commuters Down the Tube as Strike Hits London

Underground out of service, but strikers have little support

(Newser) - London commuters faced a trial to get to work today as a subway strike pushed millions onto buses, bikes, and boats. The 48-hour strike began last night after talks broke down with one of the Tube's unions over disciplinary measures against two train drivers. Some lines are running irregularly, however,... More »

London Transit Strike Off, But Headaches Still On

Tube labor action tangles up entire city

(Newser) - The union representing London’s Tube workers has called off a threatened 3-day strike after a day of shutdowns that hobbled the city’s transit system, but commuters still face lingering aftershocks. Transit of London, which runs the Underground, and the RMT union say they made sufficient progress yesterday to... More »

Tube Strike Cripples London

Most of city's subway shut down as workers protest pension cuts

(Newser) - A transit strike has shut down almost all of London's Underground subway system and has left commuters scrambling for alternate transportation. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union hopes to resolve a pension dispute today, the Times of London reports, but the city remains crippled, with service on 10 of 12... More »

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