ukmalayaleeBack to UK News

24 hour-Tube strike to begin from 6pm today and to last until tomorrow (Monday)

LONDON Jan 8: A twenty-four hour walk out on the London Underground is set to go ahead after talks failed, Metro News reported.
The industrial action, planned from 6pm on Sunday (today) and lasting most of Monday (tomorrow), is set to affect most lines.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union confirmed it walked out of the talks yesterday but the Transport Salaried Staffs Association is still understood to be in discussions over jobs and ticket office closures.
Members of the two unions are due to stage a 24-hour strike from 6pm on Sunday.
The unions say staff and passenger safety has been affected by hundreds of job losses and the closure of ticket offices announced by previous London mayor Boris Johnson.
The majority of Zone 1 stations will be closed, with a limited service on the District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.
No service is expected on the Victoria Line, the Waterloo and City line or the North Acton to West Ruislip branch of the Central line and the Piccadilly line serving Heathrow terminals 4 & 5.
National Rail services will not be affected by this strike but it means that there will be no tube services from key interchange stations.
TfL will run shuttle services where possible at the end of lines from approximately 7am until 7pm.