Workers who struggled to work on the Isle of Wight yesterday despite the strike by London Underground staff were praised by a business chief.
Colin Plastic, chairman of the island's Chamber of Commerce, said: "Our people are fantastic!
"They have completely ignored the hardship caused by this irresponsble strike and kept the Isle's wheels of industry turning at full throttle.
"I cannot praise everyone highly enough. Well done."
Mr Plastic had earlier said that extra buses and cars had been made ready to get the island's workforce to work during the strike which brought London's Underground system to a virtual standstill.
"We just didn't need them. Isle of Wight workers are so resilient. I am so proud today."