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Pictures: London's having another 24-hour Tube strike (and it doesn't look at all fun)

It’s not quite chaos, but it’s not fun either.

Updated at midday

LONDON COMMUTERS ARE experiencing yet another Tube strike (their second in a month).

Views on the disruption are varied – some back the tube workers who are striking over the introduction of night shifts, while others are not at all happy over the situation.

Union RMT said that “rock sold tube action” is sending out the “clearest possible message that issues must be addressed”.

Its general secretary, Mick Cash, said:

The action is absolutely solid on London Underground ‎across all unions, all grades and all lines and depots. That sends out the clearest possible message to Boris Johnson and his tube bosses that they must now take the staff grievances seriously and get back into genuine and meaningful talks.
Our dispute is not with the travelling public it is with those who have botched the introduction of Night Tube and who are trying to plug staffing gaps by wrecking any chance of a decent work/life balance for our members. It really is as simple as that.
The anger and determination of a wholly united tube workforce can be seen on the joint picket lines across the network this morning. Those voices must be heard and understood now and talks convened so that the fundamental issues at the heart of this dispute can be resolved.

The hashtag #tubestrike is being used by people to share how their journeys are going.

Tube strike Commuters rush home yesterday evening. Source: John Stillwell

Normal service is expected to resume tomorrow.

While the Tube isn’t running. the DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services are all running as normal – but are busier than usual.

TfL put on an extra 250 buses and extra river services today, and has ‘travel ambassadors’ and volunteers at bus stations and hubs to help people out.

“Customers able to change their travel time are strongly advised to travel outside peak hours on Thursday. If that’s not possible, please allow more time for your journey,” said TfL.

Read: This is what London looks like during a 24-hour transport strike>

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