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As you will have heard, we're now over just over four hours


into the Tube strike which promises to cause a massive headache


for commuters during tomorrow's rush hours.


The walk-out is over jobs and ticket office closures.


At six o'clock this evening, this started happening.


The doors to almost all central London Tube stations


were closed, marking the start of a 24-hour strike.


Both commuters and the Mayor of London had been hoping it


wouldn't come to this, but this morning, unions confirmed


they'd rejected a last-minute offer from Transport for London


While many don't know how or if they'll be able


to get to work tomorrow, what is certain is more


Businesses, like this one in Soho, are also worried.


Sundays are normally a fairly quiet day for us anyway.


However, obviously we rely on a lot of walk-ins that I don't believe


Lots of people come in to us after 7.30pm in the evening.


Considering the strike is starting this evening,


I don't think we're going to see any of that any more.


In north London tonight, thousands of football fans


at Tottenham Stadium know that getting home will be tough.


I have to stay at my parents' house and they're going


Uber, black cab, overground, have a walk, you never know.


We live in south-west London, so we're just going to go as far


south as we can on a bus, we might walk a bit.


Kind of hoping eventually we get somewhere we can get another bus


During the strike, TFL will put on 200 extra


buses in central London, but do expect long queues.


Although it'll be busy, hundreds of extra bikes will be


available at special pop-up hubs at Waterloo, King's Cross


and here at Soho Square near Tottenham Court Road.


There will also be extra staff around to help people drop off bikes


There are other ways to get into the capital tomorrow, but none


And we certainly won't be seeing many of these.


Emilia joins me now from King's Cross.


Can you give us a bit more detail about the disruption


Although the strike officially started this evening when things


have not been too bad so far. A lot of the stations are still open. The


real trouble will happen tomorrow. At King's Cross, where we are now,


we are expecting it to be chaotic in the morning because lots people come


into this station and take the tube to work or wherever they are going.


They will not be able to do that tomorrow. Big stations like


Waterloo, Euston and Marylebone will also be closed as well. Tomorrow,


Monday, all Tube station since then one will be shut. The Victoria line,


Waterloo City lines will not be running at all and there will be


severely reduced services on other lines, especially those in outer


London. The mayor was hoping that the strike would be called off. It


does not look like that is happening. No. The mayor has been


very keen on stopping this strike from going ahead. He has instructed


transport the London to continue negotiations. He said his team would


be there around the clock to resolve this dispute and commuters will be


hoping he can pull it off. Now let's get the weather


forecast from Elizabeth. Grey and mild to start the day


tomorrow. Plenty of mist and murk


about, some low cloud. A grey morning and it will turn wet


and windy as we head So the wind picking up,


some of this rain continuing Top temperatures still on the mild


side, into double figures. But it will turn colder


on Monday night into Tuesday. The very cold air doesn't bite,


though, until we get There could be some wintry showers


as we head towards the end Let me just give you some details


now. There's a full Tube strike guide


for you on our website, You can also access our Twitter


travel page @BBCTravelAlert or tune into BBC Radio London or watch


BBC One from 6.30am when we'll bring Good evening. Rain around for all of


us over the next 24-hour. Then it will turn


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