Little sign of predicted chaos, and some people supportive of strikers while others critical
Whether it was the advance warning or the fact that so many people have become accustomed to working from home, the predicted chaos at many of England’s major railways stations did not materialise during Tuesday’s strike.
Assembling their picket line outside Manchester Piccadilly station at 6am on Tuesday, strikers wondered if they would receive a hostile reaction from those inconvenienced. But instead of abuse they received toots of support from passing buses and taxis, while cyclists rang their bells.
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