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Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 15:14

24-hour tube strike hits millions of Londoners

By Associated Press
24-hour tube strike hits millions of Londoners
During the morning rush hour, people walk past a locked entrance to a closed Cannon Street station in London, Jan 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

24-hour tube strike hits millions of Londoners
During the morning rush hour, a man sits looking out with his forehead pressed against the window of a bus in London Bridge, Jan 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON — Millions of commuters cycled, trudged and waited in snaking bus queues Monday as a strike by London Underground station staff shut down much of the city's subway network.

Scores of Tube stations and many of the city's subway lines were closed during the morning rush hour, forcing Londoners to walk, use overcrowded buses, seek scarce taxis or work from home.

Some took to bicycles, weaving through slow-moving traffic.

"It is really scary out there, cyclists are taking huge chances," doctor Simon Quantrill said. "The traffic is mad."

Huge lines for taxis formed at major railway stations as people tried to continue their journeys. One busy station, Clapham Junction, was evacuated because of severe overcrowding.

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