Despite the threatened London Underground strike, organised by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, going ahead as expected from seven o’clock on the evening of June 9th, this morning’s (June 10th) tube services are running surprisingly smoothly.
Good services have been reported on the Northern Line, minor delays on the Jubilee Line and limited service on the Victoria Line. The District, Piccadilly, Metropolitan and Bakerloo Lines are all running regular shuttle services.
Transport Commissioner for Transport for London, Peter Hendy commented: “Services are currently running on more than half of London Underground lines, with good service on the Northern line and a decent service across the Jubilee line.
“Londoners and I will fully appreciate all the efforts being made by those Tube and transport staff who are working today to keep London moving.
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“The picture will change constantly throughout the day and those travelling should check before they travel via the TfL website to see how Tube services are running, or take advantage of the many alternative travel options being provided by the Mayor and TfL.”
At the Excel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, where exhibitors and organisers are putting the finishing touches to the show, which will open tomorrow, have also reported to MI Pro that the hundreds of people arriving on Wednesday morning have done so with a very minimum of disruption to their travel plans.
“It’s excellent news that the Northern and Jubilee Lines are running almost normally,” said the MIA’s CEO Paul McManus. “These are the two lines that are the most important in getting to the Docklands Light Railways – which is running a full and normal service.”