Overcrowding problems hit Jubilee line and DLR stations close

By Rob Virtue on February 5, 2014 8:01 AM |

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Staff shortages saw some DLR stations shut on Wednesday morning to increase problems for commuters trying to get around during the beginning of the Tube strike.

Problems were also experienced across the Jubilee line, which was due to run from 7am from Waterloo to Stratford.

Issues of overcrowding were reported across the Tube line on social networks and trains were reported to be running up to every 15 minutes, as opposed to the Transport for London target of every five minutes.

Major queues were reported at both Waterloo and Stratford, while commuters complained Canary Wharf Tube still had not opened by 8am.


• Tube strike: Your photos of Jubilee line chaos


Union chiefs said London Underground was running at 30 per cent of its normal service.

Those travelling by DLR, however, found trains were not visiting Stratford, West Ham or Canning Town due to staff shortages on those stations.

UPDATE 10.30am: Trains on the Jubilee line were running every 10 minutes

For more news on planned closures on the Jubilee line during the strike click here

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