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Day: August 6, 2015

Tube Strikes Causes 200 Miles Of Tailbacks
London

Tube Strikes Causes 200 Miles Of Tailbacks

People queue for a bus at London's Bus stops as commuters and tourists face a day of travel chaos because of a strike which has closed the underground Commuters faced 200 miles of traffic jams and huge queues for buses as the they battled to get to work with London's entire Tube network shut down for the day. Although 250 extra buses are being laid on by Transport for London, roads were crammed as many people switched to their cars in a bid to get to work on time. Shortly before 9am there were 428 separate traffic jams around the capital - a total of 197 miles of queuing vehicles, according to navigation software makers TomTom. The congestion was double the level of the previous Thursday, but significantly better than during last month's strike when there were 761 miles of jams. The wor...