Tube strike is over - but Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines are down

Catherine Neilan
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And you thought the travel chaos was over (Source: Getty)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Tube... there's more travel chaos this morning.
This morning TfL had stated that "normal service" had resumed, saying: "The rest of the transport network worked well during the strike, with customers getting around with help from transport workers across the bus network, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Trams, river services and Emirates Air Line".
Steve Griffiths, London Underground’s chief operating officer, said: "We thank Londoners for their patience during the strike. We also thank the many transport staff who worked so hard to help Londoners and visitors to the city make their journeys."
The use of Boris Bikes doubled yesterday as commuters took advantage of the good weather to go above ground for once, while plenty of others walked.
But whether commuters will remain patient with this morning's many problems remains to be seen.
The Circle Line is down because of a signal failure at Aldgate. There is no service in the clockwise direction, although it is running anti-clockwise.
The Hammersmith & City Line is suffering severe delays for the same reason, while the Metropolitan Line is suspended between Baker Street and Aldgate.
Earlier this morning the Waterloo & City Line was brought to a standstill because of a failed train at Bank.
The irony that commuters were facing another day of chaos after all the preparation that went into navigating the biggest strike in 13 years was not lost on people.

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