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London Tube Strike Causes Second Day Of Travel Chaos

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February 06, 2014 AT 5:46 AM
Millions of commuters faced a second day of travel chaos on Thursday caused by a 48-hour strike by London Underground workers angry over ticket office closures and job cuts. And there's no sign of an end to the standoff between unions and rail bosses. Staff from the two main rail unions began the first of two planned 48-hour "tube" strikes late on Tuesday, reducing the city's vital Underground network used by three million people daily to a skeleton service. The strike has left many people unable to get to work, while others joined long queues to squeeze onto crowded buses and overground trains, turned to river boat services, or resorted to running or cycling to work. London mayor, Boris Johnson, says a solution to the strike is at hand.