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Strike cripples London underground

09-07-2010 19:08 BJT

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Millions of Londoners are struggling to get to work by road, rail, boat and bicycle as a strike by London Underground workers shut down much of the city's subway system.

Thousands of maintenance workers, drivers and station staff walked off the job Monday evening for 24 hours. They are in a dispute over 800 planned job cuts, mostly among station staff. They say the job cuts will hit service and safety. More than 3 and a half million people use the subway system daily. They have had to find alternative ways of traveling. Buses are packed, and thousands of people are expected to use extra boat services on the River Thames.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV

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