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London Tube strike affects commuters

A 48-hour strike by workers on London’s underground train network has caused chaos for the city’s commuters, residents, and tourists. Union members are holding the strike because of a dispute over management plans to close all ticket offices, with a loss of nearly 1,000 jobs.

London Tube strike affects commuters
Gates bar access to King's Cross underground station, which was closed to commuters before 7am due to industrial action, on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union hold a picket line outside the entrance to the London Underground at King's Cross station on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Commuters travel on the Northern Line of the London Underground which is running a limited service due to industrial action on April 29, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm last night members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Commuters wait for buses near Waterloo Station on April 29, 2014 in London, England. Union members are striking for 48 hours in a dispute over management plans to close all ticket offices with a loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Commuters are reflected in a bus window near Waterloo Station on April 29, 2014 in London, England. Union members are striking for 48 hours in a dispute over management plans to close all ticket offices with a loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Commuters queue to enter Oxford Circus tube station, which is running a limited service, on April 29, 2014 in London, England. Union members are striking for 48 hours in a dispute over management plans to close all ticket offices with a loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
Commuters wait to board a bus on Oxford Street on April 29, 2014 in London, England. Union members are striking for 48 hours in a dispute over management plans to close all ticket offices with a loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)
London Tube strike affects commuters
A general view of Oxford Street as commuters attempt to board buses whilst crowds flock to the area for the launch of the new Kate Moss range at Topshop on April 29, 2014 in London, England. Union members are striking for 48 hours in a dispute over management plans to close all London Underground ticket offices with a loss of nearly 1000 jobs. (Getty Images)