Search

Tube Strike: Underground stations open as commuters flock to Upminster Station

08:28 05 February 2014

Upminster Station this morning.

Upminster Station this morning.

Archant

Many commuters affected by the tube strike have flocked to Upminster Station - though underground stations in the borough are open.

Havering underground stations expected to be closed this morning are in fact open and were described as “quiet.”

Services are running through Upminster Bridge, Hornchurch and Elm Park stations.

Commuter daveone said on twitter: “Hornchurch was open from about 7 this morning. Trains were pretty empty.”

Another, dan_afc wrote: “Upminster bridge was open this morning in case there’s any doubt!”

TfL confirmed that all three stations were open.

Elsewhere, there are large crowds at Upminster Station - though there has been no delays.

An announcement at the station said “trains will be busier” and “customers should plan their trips in advance.”

Some have even left the station and made their way to the quieter Romford in order to get their train.

Commenting on twitter, one commuter, smith_jayy, told a friend: “Mate I couldn’t even get a train from upminster I had to go Romford.”

Come back throughout the day for more information about the tube strike.

Follow our live feed for the strike at http://bit.ly/1kb4bVd

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Troy Townsend and June Kelly posing with England manager Roy Hodgson (right) during the FA 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Claims teenage footballers were subjected to “monkey actions and noises” during a match are being investigated by FA chiefs.

Yesterday, 22:29
A portrait of Hayley Anderson (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Gemma Collins has walked out of the I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! jungle - Hayley Anderson asks - are we surprised?

Yesterday, 15:00
Musk turtles sold by Tisburys Aquatic Centre

They inspire terror in wayward ducklings, are a menace for anglers and can live for decades. What’s more they’ve made Havering home.

Yesterday, 12:00
Performing arts teacher Elaine Spires, at the Stages Studio, The Mercury, Mercury Gardens, Romford,

She’s an author, a screen writer, an actress, a performing arts teacher, a playwright and now the director of this year’s pantomime at the Brookside Theatre in Romford.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.