By Emily Cadman and Henry Foy
Commuters in London are facing chaos on the way to work as RMT and TSSA unions strike against plans to close ticket offices and cut jobs, which Transport for London claim are essential to modernise.
FT reporter Bryce Elder found his local station, Ladbroke Grove, was closed when he had been expecting it to be open (photo left).
The last major strike was in 2007 and cost London an estimated £48m a day in lost productivity, according to the London Chamber of Commerce.
FT reporter Caroline Binham bumped into London Mayor Boris Johnson participating in the propaganda war at London Bridge station.
And that is something which takes on a familiar pattern in the internet age: venting on Twitter. #tubestrike was choice more many this morning.
1. For most people it is likely to be as bad as you think it is going to be
— Davide Cossu (@davide_cossu) February 5, 2014
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