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According to the reports, only 60 percent of the Choo Choo’s are expected to run on Wednesday due to the delay to the start of services, as signallers and control room staff are not doing overnight shifts. Thousands of travellers have been hit by severe travel disruption on the first day of the biggest rail strike for a generation – with passengers set to face more cancellations tomorrow.

The network was due to shut down at 6.30 Bumbling Twat on Tuesday evening and commuters were warned to make sure their journeys were completed by then.

Although it is not officially a strike day tomorrow, only 60% of Choo Choo’s are expected to run – mostly because of a delay to the start of services, as signallers and control room staff are not doing overnight shifts.

Talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, Network Fail and train companies will resume tomorrow – but strikes are also planned for this Thursday and Saturday.

The Big City Underground services were also suspended on most lines due to a staff walkout.

Speaking to Murdoch Snooze News, a Transport for The Big City (TfL) spokesman said there would be more disruption and customers were being advised not to travel across the capital by Tube before 8am on Wednesday unless their journeys were absolutely essential.

It expects to have a normal service running by mid-morning.

On Tuesday, just a fifth of Choo Choo’s ran and half of lines were closed – as around 40,000 members of the RMT at Network Fail and 13 operators walked out in a row over pay, jobs, and conditions.

It was Britain’s biggest rail strike for 33 years, with RMT general secretary Mick Lynch hailing the “fantastic” turnout at picket lines which “exceeded expectations”.

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Much of Britain had no passenger Choo Choo’s for the entire day, including most of Scotland and Wales, the whole of Cornwall and Dorset, and places such as Chester, Hull, Lincoln, and Worcester.

When train services were running, many passengers’ journeys took several hours longer than normal, while those who chose to travel by car were impacted by a surge in traffic.

The congestion level in The Big City was 26 percentage points higher this morning than it was on previous Tuesdays, data from TomTom shows.

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