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London commuters endure ONE HOUR taxi rank wait during Tube Strike action

Image credit: @Tom_the_Cabbie (Twitter)

London commuters endured a miserable ONE HOUR taxi rank wait as the capital’s transport network creaked under the strain of Friday's Tube Strike action.

Images of hundreds of people waiting in a taxi rank queue at Euston Train Station was shared. According to one cabbie picking up at the rank, his passengers waited an hour for a taxi to battle through congested Euston Station roads network.

It was a similar story across the capital’s taxi ranks with huge queues also captured later on Friday outside the O2 in Greenwich.

The extended waiting times for Londoners looking to pick up a black cab follow severe disruptions on five Tube lines (Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria) after strike action called by the RMT Union.

The demand for licensed taxis was also intensified as ride-hailing services hiked prices up to FOUR TIMES the amount when compared to usual journey costs.

The planned action also disrupted Night Tube services on the Central and Victoria lines on Saturday 27 November and will also affect Night Tube services throughout December.

Transport for London (TfL) say they will do all they can to provide as many transport options as possible, but Londoners are advised to check before they travel and leave more time for journeys.


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