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Tube strike: Commuters set to battle through crowds at Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park Tube station Finsbury Park Tube station

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:35 AM

Finsbury Park station is a expected to be a key bottleneck this morning as commuters trying to find alternative routes to work flood in.

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The Tube network will be under severe pressure.The Tube network will be under severe pressure.

Extra pressure on the station is likely from people using buses to get there which serve the Piccadilly line stations Turnpike Lane and Manor House, and to a lesser extent Wood Green.

They will join the usual rush of commuters entering the station from homes nearby, from national rail services and bus routes, who will all be hoping to cram themselves into the station in a bid to access less than half the normal number of Victoria line trains, while the Piccadilly line platforms will be closed.

The add to the misery, Victoria line trains will all terminate at Victoria station to the south, and Seven Sisters station to the north, until Friday morning. They’re also not stopping at Warren Street.

Transport for London is encouraging commuters to walk or cycle to work instead where possible, and allow extra time for their journeys.

Meanwhile, staff at Haringey Council have been reminded it is their responsibility to get to work, and managers have been asked to have plans in place to ensure services continue.

Essential and frontline services are expected to continue as normal.

For the latest updates from Finsbury Park, follow us on Twitter @tottjournal and for wider and central London, follow @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts and see real-time updates and news unfold at www.london24.com.

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