31 Intensely British Reactions To The Tube Strike

Queue, sigh, tweet, repeat.

1. Today a 48-hour Tube strike hit rush-hour London. Which meant, of course, lots of polite queuing.

2. We queued politely in Hammersmith.

3. And Clapham Junction.

4. And we queued the polite HELL out of Stratford.

5. Queueing for buses wasn’t a barrel of laughs, either.

6. Most buses were packed, and stuck in gridlock.

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7. On the other hand, vintage Routemaster buses were laid on for free.

Vintage Routemaster and its crew helping people during the Tube strike. No ticket is required. I love London.

— y_akopov (@Yuriy Akopov)

8. Making rush hour a historic event.

@heritageroutes This is the Routemaster that helped me beat the #tubestrike ; small inside but robust & comfortable

— chris__harrison (@Chris Harrison)

9. A lot of people just decided to walk instead.

Lovely walk to work today with a much better view. In your face tube strike!

— DavidFarquar (@David Farrar)

10. It was a lovely day for it.

Due to tube strike, I'm having to take the scenic route. And when I say scenic...

— MLPAllGrownUp (@Guiding Breeze)

11. And smuggery levels were high.

Wishing I was on the tube instead of braving the crowds in Hyde Park...thank you #tubestrike

— CultureEffect (@Mark Ellis)

12. But not everyone commuted by foot.

Tube strike won't stop uh getting to #hotelolympia Rokill will be there by train boat and cable car!!

— RokillPests (@Rokill Pest Control)

13. Well, not their own feet, anyway.

That's one way to beat the tube strike.

— DickiesTicker (@Dickie's Ticker)

14. Some people travelled like this.

I want to know what incredibly awesome job this woman does that she'd go to these lengths to get to work. #tubestrike

— Nelly_LFC (@Nelly)

15. And this.

@thamesclippers hooray for you; this is better than the District Line any day! #tubestrike

— stephensobey (@Stephen Sobey)

16. And this.

Your workplace is this way... #tubestrike

— C_G_Alexander (@Chris Alexander)

17. And this.

Most inventive way to get to work during the tube strike - I'm impressed @Liberty_Krissy

— Liberty_Sian (@Sian Bishop)

18. And whatever this is.

Alternative Transport sorted for #Tubestrike

— OvalSpace (@OVAL SPACE)

19. Other commuters were so traumatised that they retreated completely into fantasy.

Does anyone know what Gandalf whispers to the moth, because I'd like to get to work like this... #tubestrike

— smallangry (@smallangry)

I had already planned on getting to work like this today anyway. #tubestrike

— DeborahArthurs (@Deborah Arthurs ed)

21. Meanwhile, Twitter was full of helpful advice, as usual.

“@Scanditwitchen: Tube strike? Try these alternative ways to get to work #helpful #boris #strike ” @leanne_baci xx

— DamonJohn_14 (@Damon John)

Some useful tips for your commute today and dealing with the tube strike ;-) #London #tubestrike #commuterproblems

— AnthonyKerslake (@Anthony Kerslake)

23. Although this one is unforgivable.

@freestuffeu advice: Play Happy by @pharell on ur MP3 player during #tubestrike period. U'll feel better! Guaranteed!

— freestuffeu (@freestuff)

24. And everyone fell for those fake “handwritten” Tube signs all over again.

Are they 'avin a laugh?! #TubeStrike

— BradleeLewis (@Bradlee)

25. FAKE.

Just the one London Tube Strike tweet from me; a feeling shared by a lot today!!

— EmmaThurston23 (@Emma Thurston)


Happy Tube Strike Day..... Sorry, Tuesday!

— Philip_Guille (@Philip Guille)

27. Some Tube lines did appear to be running…

“@matt_sowerby: Think you might wanna walk? #tubestrike ”

— AyaanShakey (@giraffe)

28. But no one was really sure which ones were operational.

Intermittent service from Mill Hill East even tho line is supposed to be closed. #tubestrike

— re_producer (@ClaireFB)

29. And most of them were horrendous.

Fave moment of tube strike so far: whiny bald bloke "move down. There's plenty more space inside" Train carriage in unison: DICKHEAD!

— samjwashington (@Sam Washington)

30. Some things never change.

Nearly kicked down sum 1 on da train dis mornin ! Boris johnson owes me p's! Kmt #tubestrike

— BigTaze (@Big Taze)

31. <3 LDN 4 EVA.

Someone is farting on this bus and it is packed! Damn this tube strike

— Sufiroth (@sufia akhter)

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