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    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.

    You can go on strike but you'll never stop us queueing. #tubestrike

    Richard James@richjamesuk

    You can go on strike but you'll never stop us queueing. #tubestrike

    06:55 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. We queued politely in Hammersmith.

    Looks a bit difficult to get in the Hammersmith station for the Hammersmith & City Line #tube #strike

    Valentin Laurin@val_laurin

    Looks a bit difficult to get in the Hammersmith station for the Hammersmith & City Line #tube #strike

    07:37 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. And Clapham Junction.

    Tube strike chaos all going swimmingly at Clapham Junction.

    Patrick Smith@psmith

    Tube strike chaos all going swimmingly at Clapham Junction.

    07:39 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    WOAH. RT @eastlondonlines: "RT @symeonbrown: Stratford station. Avoid. #tubestrike #ELLtubestrike " tubestrikes <4”

    Katie J@jaybird_katie

    WOAH. RT @eastlondonlines: "RT @symeonbrown: Stratford station. Avoid. #tubestrike #ELLtubestrike " tubestrikes <4”

    08:53 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Nice how the #tubestrike brings us all together...with a stranger&#39;s elbow in your ear and a cock in your back

    Commute Club@CommuteClub

    Nice how the #tubestrike brings us all together...with a stranger's elbow in your ear and a cock in your back

    07:20 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Mark Pangallo

    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.

    Yuriy Akopov@y_akopov

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

    07:50 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. Making rush hour a historic event.

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

    Chris Harrison@chris__harrison

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

    08:13 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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!

    David Farrar@DavidFarquar

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

    08:12 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. It was a lovely day for it.

    Due to tube strike, I&#39;m having to take the scenic route. And when I say scenic...

    Guiding Breeze@MLPAllGrownUp

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

    08:12 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. And smuggery levels were high.

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

    Mark Ellis@CultureEffect

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

    08:05 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12. But not everyone commuted by foot.

    Tube strike won&#39;t stop uh getting to #hotelolympia Rokill will be there by train boat and cable car!!

    Rokill Pest Control @RokillPests

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

    07:43 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. Well, not their own feet, anyway.

    That&#39;s one way to beat the tube strike.

    14. Some people travelled like this.

    I want to know what incredibly awesome job this woman does that she&#39;d go to these lengths to get to work. #tubestrike

    Nelly @Nelly_LFC

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

    08:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15. And this.

    @thamesclippers hooray for you; this is better than the District Line any day! #tubestrike http://t.co/jVDW5LcDeQ

    Stephen Sobey@stephensobey

    @thamesclippers hooray for you; this is better than the District Line any day! #tubestrike http://t.co/jVDW5LcDeQ

    08:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. And this.

    Your workplace is this way... #tubestrike

    17. And this.

    Most inventive way to get to work during the tube strike - I&#39;m impressed @Liberty_Krissy

    Sian Bishop@Liberty_Sian

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

    08:28 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18. And whatever this is.

    Alternative Transport sorted for #Tubestrike

    OVAL SPACE@OvalSpace

    Alternative Transport sorted for #Tubestrike

    08:16 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Does anyone know what Gandalf whispers to the moth, because I&#39;d like to get to work like this... #tubestrike

    smallangry@smallangry

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

    09:01 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20.

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

    Deborah Arthurs ed@DeborahArthurs

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

    07:29 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    &ldquo;@Scanditwitchen: Tube strike? Try these alternative ways to get to work #helpful #boris #strike &rdquo; @leanne_baci xx

    Damon John@DamonJohn_14

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

    @leanne_baci 👍😆 xx

    09:36 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22.

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

    Anthony Kerslake@AnthonyKerslake

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

    08:15 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. Although this one is unforgivable.

    @freestuffeu advice: Play Happy by @pharell on ur MP3 player during #tubestrike period. U&#39;ll feel better! Guaranteed!

    freestuff@freestuffeu

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

    10:31 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    Are they &#39;avin a laugh?! #TubeStrike

    25. FAKE.

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

    Emma Thurston@EmmaThurston23

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

    08:42 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26. ALSO FAKE.

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

    27. Some Tube lines did appear to be running...

    &ldquo;@matt_sowerby: Think you might wanna walk? #tubestrike &rdquo;

    giraffe@AyaanShakey

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

    09:01 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

    ClaireFB@re_producer

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

    08:17 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    29. And most of them were horrendous.

    Fave moment of tube strike so far: whiny bald bloke "move down. There&#39;s plenty more space inside" Train carriage in unison: DICKHEAD!

    Sam Washington@samjwashington

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

    07:39 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    30. Some things never change.

    Nearly kicked down sum 1 on da train dis mornin ! Boris johnson owes me p&#39;s! Kmt #tubestrike

    Big Taze@BigTaze

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

    10:10 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    31. <3 LDN 4 EVA.

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

    sufia akhter@Sufiroth

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

    10:33 AM - 29 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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