Tube strike – CANCELLED – on the London Underground this Thursday – IanVisits


Update:8:20pm Tube strike suspended by both unions. Normal tube aervice tomorrow.

Update at 7:40pm: ASLEF Union is recommending that the strike be suspended pending further talks. No word from the RMT yet.

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.

If planned strike action by the RMT and ASLEF goes ahead, there will be no service on the Jubilee line all day.Early morning services on Friday are also likely to be affected.

TfL is also warning that due to the planned tube strike and a major event at Wembley Stadium, the Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines and London Overground services from Euston will be exceptionally busy in the evening. They’re asking people to try and complete journeys in that part of London by 6pm.

The dispute relates to the a timetable that the unions are objecting to. Last week, a change in staff rosters was agreed where the unions proposed alternatives that could be offered without increasing LU’s costs.

That deal saw an extra Saturday rest day put on rosters at Stratford, North Greenwich, and Wembley Park, and an agreement for more talks to be held.

Those talks have however not averted the previously announced strike for tomorrow (Thur 14th June), so the strike will take place, lasting all day.

There are more talks planned, so the strike could be called off at the very last minute as happened last week.

To assist on the day, around an extra 70 buses will be in operation to help customers complete their journeys, and some Metropolitan line trains will also be calling at Willesden Green station, which they normally pass though.

For tube geeks, that does mean the strike offers a rare chance to use the Met line platforms at Willesden Green station.



Source : https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/06/13/london-underground-tube-strike-on-thursday/

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