In pictures: London Tube strikePublished5 February 2014SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage captionA strike on London Underground is causing disruption on Tubes and buses. A limited service was running but commuters at some stations - here queuing outside the metal shutters of Victoria - were made to wait before before being allowed on the platforms.image captionIt was a similar story at Waterloo, as confused commuters waited outside the gates.image captionOther people were forced to queue for buses in the early morning rush hour. The strikes are taking place as the unions protest against plans to close ticket offices and cut at least 950 jobs. Transport for London (TfL) said it wants to modernise systems and the cuts are necessary to save £50m a year.image captionAnd at Earl's Court Tube station hundreds of people waited on the platforms in an effort to catch trains heading into central London.image captionA passenger squeezes himself up against a door in one of the few running Tube trains, which became overcrowded during early morning rush hour at Oxford Circus station.image captionThere were more confused commuters outside Stanmore Underground Station on the Jubilee line. A reduced service was operating on the line.image captionAt Oxford Circus a passenger waits for a Bakerloo line train that never arrived. No service was operating on the entire line.image captionOther commuters took to the roads to try their luck, but were met with heavy traffic on the North Circular in north-east London.image captionScreens display information for passengers at Liverpool Street Station. The strikes are due to end at 20:59 GMT on Thursday 6 February but services are not expected to be back to normal until Friday morning.