A strike by London Underground station staff has caused major disruption for commuters on Monday.
Transport for London (TfL) said that despite industrial action by members of the RMT union it was running a limited service on eight of 11 Tube lines and expected 60% of stations to open across the network despite.
Its travel advice webpage conceded that that ‘the majority of stations in Zone 1 are closed’.
TfL warned passengers that although the strike, which began on Sunday evening, ends at 6pm services are expected to be disrupted throughout the day and evening and journeys should be completed by 6pm.
Steve Griffiths, chief operating officer for London Underground, said: ‘I thank customers for their patience as they try to make their journeys today during this unnecessary strike. We have hundreds of Travel Ambassadors on hand to help keep customers informed of what services are running and to help them get around the capital.’
RMT general secretary Mick Cash disputed TfL’s claims and warned that encouraging people into overcrowded stations raised the risk of a crushing incident.
RMT members are striking in a long-running dispute over job cuts and station staffing levels.