August 14th update: The strike has been called offAfter a breakdown in last-minute talks, union members at Aslef and RMT began another 48 hour strike this morning, meaning a halt to most National Express trains into and out of Liverpool Street station until Saturday morning. The Stansted Express will be running an hourly service between the airport and central London, but the thousands of commuters reliant on the company's network are pretty much stranded: see the company's revised timetable if you fancy trying your luck. Tickets will be accepted on services with c2c, First Capital Connect and East Midlands, and local buses. If this disruption isn't enough for you, the two unions, waging war in a protean struggle to extract the fresh blood of a pay increase from the immutable stone of National Express' traumatised bank accounts, have another 48 hour stoppage lined up for next week.
Last Updated 06 August 2009