Tube strike causes Jubilee line delays

By Rob Virtue on April 29, 2014 10:23 AM |


Transport chaos hit those heading to Canary Wharf on Tuesday morning in the first day of a 48 strike by Tube staff.

The Jubilee line was running a reduced service while the roads in east London struggled to deal with an increase in traffic with major delays reported on both the A12 and A13 roads.

Transport for London said it was reaching more parts of the Jubilee and Central lines than in previous strikes. And many reported a painless journey through the capital.

@Rleader wrote on Twitter: "Fastest commute to work ever... empty Jubilee Line train from London Bridge direct to Canary Wharf, no stops, lovely..."

While @Cfcbob9 wrote: "North Greenwich to Canary Wharf - nice and easy."

However, some were not so fortunate with Jubilee line trains - running from Stratford and Wembley Park - between 10 and 15 minutes apart, and station closures including Canada Water, Bermondsey and Southwark.

The DLR was running fine apart from minor delays just after 9am between Bank and Lewisham due to a malfunctioning train.

The Overground was also running with no delays.

More people on the roads caused problems. The A13 was also impacted by a broken down vehicle by Limehouse station.

The Blackwall Tunnel was suffering from major problems due to the increase in traffic.