PICTURES: Underground stations gridlocked during tube strike

Streatham Guardian: Clapham Junction station this morning. Photo: Ben Whitelaw Clapham Junction station this morning. Photo: Ben Whitelaw

Commuters looking for alternative routes during the tube strike found themselves in gridlocked underground and overground stations this morning.

Clapham Junction Station required barriers to control the crowds of people descending on Europe's busiest station.

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Tooting Broadway

Northern Line Stations Clapham Common and Tooting Broadway, which are remaining open during the strike, were also rammed with people.

Angry commuters took to Twitter to vent their frustrations over train delays.

Ed Hamon tweeted: "Just had announcement on my train - 'If you are planning to get the London Overground at Clapham Junction, basically don't.'"

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Clapham Junction

James Bolton also said: "Must be over 1,000 people at Clapham Junction queuing just to get here, which is queue to get on overground platform."

South West Trains tweeted: "Delays of up to 10 minutes to #mainsuburban services between Clapham Junction and Waterloo following an earlier delayed train."

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Clapham Common

Putney and Tooting stations have remained calm during the strike, although drivers have said they are experiencing more traffic problems.

The strike is expected to last until Friday morning.

Northern Line Services are running every five minutes, with Clapham North, Clapham South, Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Tooting Bec stations closed.

The District Line will be running services every eight minutes.

Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth, said: Richard Tracey, Conservative London Assembly Member for Wandsworth and Merton, said:

“It’s bonkers these strikes are going ahead even though there won’t be any compulsory redundancies.

"In fact, in just the last three weeks, hundreds of staff have already volunteered to leave and over a thousand have formally requested details of severance packages.

"London Underground staff are there to serve the public, so why should they be hidden away inside outdated and underused ticket offices?"

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Clapham Junction

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