UPDATE, Thursday February 6: Brixton Tube station iopent this morning, say TfL
The Victoria Line has managed to start services every five minutes between Seven Sisters and Brixton as the 48-hour London Tube Strike goes on.
There were no trains from Brixton at rush hour this morning, with commuters squeezing on to packed buses, hopping on trains or cycling to work in the rain.
The 48-hour strike, by union members fighting against job cuts and the closure of ticket offices across the underground network, is expected to continue into tomorrow.
Nearly all lines were effected today, with many stations being closed and TfL operating 100 extra buses for passengers.
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Alternative routes to work from Brixton Tube Station
There are a number of options open to travellers well used to the convenience and ease of the Victoria Line from Brixton.
- Overland trains run every 15 minutes from Brixton Rail station, Atlantic Road, to Victoria and whisk you there in just eight mins. TfL say they hope to be running Victoria Line Tube trains from Victoria to Seven Sisters every five minutes. District and Circle line trains should be running through Victoria every eight minutes.
- Trains from Herne Hill and Loughborough Junction Stations – both ten to 15 minutes walk from central Brixton, will take you into the City, Farringdon and Kings Cross. For times see National Rail.
- The Overground from Clapham High Street can whizz you around east London to Highbury and Islington. Northern Line trains will not stop at Clapham North .
- Jump on a bus from Brixton (but not the main stops on Brixton Road which will be heaving) or, better still, walk to Stockwell Station, where TfL hope to run trains about every five minutes on the Northern Line. These trains are not expected to stop at Clapham North.
- Best of all, why not dust off that rusty bike, check the brakes, oil the chain and take the healthier route to work you should be taking anyway.
More information on services from the TfL website here: www.tfl.gov.uk