Tube Strike Dates 2014, Millions of commuters faced travel disruption this morning, with a strike by London Underground workers crippling Tube services.
Train passengers have also been warned of potential delays amid battering winds and severe flood warnings across the UK.
Members of the RMT and TSSA unions walked out at 9pm last night for 48 hours, with a normal service set to resume on Friday.
Disruption is expected to be widespread, with London commuters facing closed stations and suspended lines.
Dozens of angry commuters took to Twitter to vent their frustration, with the topic trending on the micro-blogging site this morning.
Left for work early and every bus for the past 45 mins has driven past coz they are too full!! Thanks TFL for the f’in tube strikes ??—
Johanna Gervin ? (@littlejogervin) February 05, 2014
Crowds trying to get a #tube from Paddington.Many ditching and heading for buses @lbc973 http://t.co/ucdeV7sLTy—
Tom Swarbrick (@TomsonSwarb) February 05, 2014
So much traffic because of the tube strikes—
Cathleen (@cathleen_rubyy) February 05, 2014
Hoping my legs will hold out for the duration of this tube journey. Two hours standing in crowded carriage. No pressure.—
Olumsie (@Olumsie99) February 05, 2014
Tube chaos on the few trains still running, dangerously overcrowded and slow #metropolitanline #tfl—
Sven Putnis (@londonsven) February 05, 2014
London mayor Boris Johnson called the strike ‘pointless’ and urged the unions to call it off and return to talks in the row over job cuts.
Union leader Bob Crow said: ‘As we expected the action is rock solid this morning and has reduced the network to a skeleton service with only a few ghost trains running through closed stations.