Second Day Of Tube Strike Continues

Millions of commuters who use the London Underground face a second day of disruption because of strike action.

The strike is over planned job cuts and ticket office closures.

The disruption is due to end at 9pm, with tube services returning to normal.

A limited Tube service is in place after the first of two 48-hour strikes began on Tuesday night.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RTM) and Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) will take part in talks on Friday aimed to resolve the dispute.

David Cameron described the strike as "shameful".

On Thursday, Boris Johnson took the District Line and apologised for the disruption caused.


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