Fears that tomorrow's tube strike will lead to transport chaos around London have been narrowly averted by an emergency map published by Network Rail.
"The map carries full details of the services and connections available to passengers for the duration of the industrial action", claimed a Network Rail spokesman, who wished to remain anonymous for operational reasons. "You can clearly see from the map that the network can adapt well to the disruption and passengers may not even realise there's a strike on at all."
The map details the National Back-Up Rail Plan (BURP) for the first time. The plan uses amenity rail and tram lines, public footpaths and leylines to connect towns and cities.
Rail chiefs are expecting the maps to arrive in stations soon, though many were delayed at the printers because "they were using the wrong kind of paper".
Until the maps arrive at stations, Network Rail is recommending passengers click here to view the map. (GIF - 75K).
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