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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK
In pictures: Tube strike

Tube strike

Some 2,300 members of the RMT union, led by general secretary Bob Crow (foreground), began a 72-hour strike on Monday over job concerns following the collapse of Metronet.

London Underground information sign

Metronet workers maintain large parts of the London Underground network, which has been crippled by the strike - with only three lines running services.

Oxford Circus

Many of the busiest stations on the underground were completely closed by the action, which has been condemned by operator Transport for London.

Barriers at Tube station

Temple station lay silent during the normally busy rush hour on Tuesday.

Escalators

Although some travellers were able to use trains on the three lines still operating - the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, which are maintained by a different firm.

Victoria Station

However, most people arriving in central London on Tuesday morning faced a difficult journey to work.

Bus information

Many were directed to other forms of public transport such as local bus routes.

Bus queue

But there were reports of long bus queues in some areas, with people waiting at stops while full vehicles drove past.

St Paul's Cathedral view

Others found their way to work under their own steam.




SEE ALSO
Tube strike causes travel chaos
04 Sep 07 |  London
Underground strikes to go ahead
31 Aug 07 |  London
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23 Aug 07 |  London

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