TfL Tube strike in June 2018 suspended: Jubilee line walkout called off at the last minute

A planned strike on the Jubilee line on Thursday has been called off at the last minute.

The entire line was due to be shut because of a mass walk-out by union members, forcing tens of thousands of commuters to find other routes to work.

But just hours before the strike was due to begin, unions said the strike had been “suspended”.

A normal service is now set to run on the line.

Faces of frustration: Battling the Tube strike


A tired commuter sits on a bus at Liverpool Street

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A man looks through window on a bus at Victoria Station

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The top deck of a bus full on unimpressed commuters

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Commuters queue patiently at Victoria bus station

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A man yawns on his way to work, as extra buses are laid on to help with capacity during a 24-hour tube strike

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Unhappy commuters on a bus at Victoria Station

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A man looks out on a window on a bus whilst battling the 24 hour tube strike

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Commuters in Stratford, London wait for buses

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A bus loaded with passengers bear the brunt on London Underground industrial action

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Disgruntled commuters walk across London Bridge making their way to work on foot

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Commuters are seen through the windows of extra buses

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Bus queues at Liverpool Street

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A woman wait for a bus at Liverpool Street

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Commuters are seen through the windows of extra buses

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A woman make a call on her phone during the tube strike

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Commuters queue for busses at Victoria Station

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People queue for buses at London’s Waterloo Station

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Pleased to confirm Jubilee Line workers have called off tomorrow’s planned strike, which would have caused huge inconvenience for Londoners, businesses and visitors to our city.

“Since I became mayor I have been determined that relations between Transport for London and hardworking staff and trade unions improve. This shows what we can achieve by talking and engaging with staff.”

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and the drivers’ union Aslef on the Jubilee Line were set to walk out for 24 hours in a row over a new timetable.

Aslef said the new timetable would increase the number of Saturdays drivers have to work, breaking a previous arrangement agreed by the company and unions in 2015.

Remarkable old maps of London’s Tube network


Designers’ hand-drawn diagrams were largely based on the real geography of the Tube lines, which resulted in far more chaotic-looking maps (Published 1925)



Prior to 1906, the individual railway companies produced their own maps and focused on their own lines (Published 1925)



Henry C Beck’s design was initially dismissed for being too revolutionary (Created 1931)



The maps show how the ever-expanding Tube system and railways were previously depicted, often using free-hand drawings and calligraphy (Published 1937)



The Victoria Line, which was opened in March 1969, shows the route from Victoria to Walthamstow (Published 1962)



The historic diagrams provide a fascinating insight into the development of the capital’s famous Underground since it first began operations in 1863 (Published 1966)



This map from 1978 announced the arrival of Heathrow Central underground station (Published 1978)


Last ditch talks were held at the conciliation service Acas and the unions said they were suspending the industrial action to allow further meetings.

Last week, a planned walkout on the line was also called off at the eleventh hour after talks between TfL and union bosses.

Nigel Holness, TfL’s Director of Network Operations for London Underground, said: “The new timetable on the Jubilee line is benefiting thousands of customers every day, boosting capacity and making journeys quicker and more comfortable.

“We have adhered to the agreements we have in place with our unions throughout this dispute.”

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