Strikes by train drivers are set to cause chaos for commuters across London today.

Parts of north and east London will be most impacted by the action, which is affecting both c2c and Great Anglia services.

It comes as members of the train drivers’ union Aslef walk out due to a long-running dispute over pay.

No c2c trains – which run through east London before terminating at London Fenchurch Street – will run today (December 5).

Rob Mullen, c2c Managing Director, said: “I’m really disappointed that an agreement with ASLEF hasn’t been reached.

“The impact of this ongoing action is significant for our customers and colleagues.

“I’m hopeful that further meetings with the unions are productive and see progress made toward concluding this challenging time for the railway.”

Greater Anglia said there will be a reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, Colchester and Southend Victoria.

Only a small number of Cambridge to London Liverpool Street services will run.

This also means that trains will not stop at most stations on the Greater Anglia network in north and east London.

Members of the RMT union last week accepted a deal on pay and conditions but the Aslef dispute remains deadlocked.

Strikes are now set to affect other train operators in the coming days.

Rail minister Huw Merriman said: “The fair and reasonable offer that’s long been on the table would bring the average train driver’s salary up to £65,000 for a 35-hour, four-day week.

“Aslef’s leadership should follow in the footsteps of all the other rail unions by doing the right thing and giving their members a say on that offer.”

Mick Whelan, Aslef’s general secretary, said the union was “in this for the long haul”, adding: “Our members, who have not had a pay rise for nearly five years now, are determined that the train companies, and the Tory government that stands behind them, do the right thing.

“The cost of living has soared since the spring and summer of 2019, when these pay deals ran out. The bosses at the train companies, as well as Tory MPs and government ministers, have had increases in pay.

“It’s unrealistic and unfair to expect our members to work just as hard for what, in real terms, is considerably less.”

Some reporting by PA.