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Jan 10, 2017

The nightmare that is a train strike in London

The nightmare that is a train strike in London

Commuting around London can be testing at the best of times. Trains canceled, tubes not working, packed buses and so on. But when a train strike hits town it becomes a true nightmare for the millions of people commuting to and from work.

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters queue outside Brixton tube station in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters walk and cycle accross Waterloo Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Commuters sit on a bus on Waterloo Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters sit on a bus on Waterloo Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters queue for trains at Clapham Junction during a tube strike in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Commuters board a train at Clapham Junction during a tube strike in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Commuters wait for trains at Clapham Junction during a tube strike in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Commuters sit on a bus on Waterloo Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters wait for trains at Clapham Junction during a tube strike in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Commuters queue at Clapham Junction during a tube strike in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A commuter sits on a bus on Westminster Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

The nightmare that is a train strike in London
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Commuters sit on a bus on Westminster Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Commuters on bicycles wait at traffic lights next to Westminster Bridge during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Commuters ride a bus over Westminster Bridge past the London Eye during a strike on the Underground by members of two unions in protest at ticket office closures and reduced staffing levels, in London TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Commuters queue outside Brixton tube station in London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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