Talks to cancel tube strikes ended with no agreement yesterday

Tube strike planned

Tube strike planned

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A planned 48 hour tube strike will start this evening after talks to end the strike collapsed yesterday.

As of 9pm today, members of the Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union and the Transport Salaried Staff Union (TSSA) will walk out over plans to close all tickets offices on the London Underground.

All underground lines will be affected and some lines will offer no service or a heavily reduced service from 9pm tonight until Friday morning.

TfL is advising customers to complete their journeys as early as possible today.

The Central line will not operate a service through the central area. Trains to and from Leytonstone to Epping are expected every twelve minutes.

The Victoria line will not run from Walthamstow but will start from Seven Sisters and go to Victoria.  

The DLR and London Overground will not be affected.

During yesterday's meeting between RMT general secretary Bob Crow, other union leaders and London Mayor Boris Johnson, it was agreed strikes would be suspended if ticket office closures were put on hold.

People are being advised to top up their Oyster card in advance and consider other modes of transport including bus travel and cycling.

To view plans for all lines, click here.

A second 48 hour tube strike is planned for January 11. Talks may resume between union leaders and the mayor today.  

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8:02am Tue 4 Feb 14

MorrisHickey says...

Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.
Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 14

8:43am Tue 4 Feb 14

Alan_1976 says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.
Kim wishes he had been able to get a tan like Bob's
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.[/p][/quote]Kim wishes he had been able to get a tan like Bob's Alan_1976
  • Score: 14

9:38am Tue 4 Feb 14

T. Watts says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.
It cracks me up that when anyone with a left-wing stance sticks their head above the parapet, they're immediated likened to Stalin, Trotsky or some nutter from North Korea. The usual kneejerk reaction would then be to liken that baffoon Boris Johnson to Hitler, Goebbels etc. zzzzz. Incidentally, when Boris isn't pretending to ride a bike for photo opportunities, when did he last have to get a tube late at night? Come on Morris, try harder, you're entering the realms of Cornbeefur with that lazy comment.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.[/p][/quote]It cracks me up that when anyone with a left-wing stance sticks their head above the parapet, they're immediated likened to Stalin, Trotsky or some nutter from North Korea. The usual kneejerk reaction would then be to liken that baffoon Boris Johnson to Hitler, Goebbels etc. zzzzz. Incidentally, when Boris isn't pretending to ride a bike for photo opportunities, when did he last have to get a tube late at night? Come on Morris, try harder, you're entering the realms of Cornbeefur with that lazy comment. T. Watts
  • Score: -10

10:29am Tue 4 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.
Why are you feeling it necessary to insult Kim Jong un? Only joking!
The again not good to say 'Bob's your uncle' with Kim Jong un as his last one fe fed to dogs according to the press.

Was a fascinating programme on North Korea last night and their education system. There were students working into the night getting great pleasure in cleaning a memorial with toothbrushes and so on getting rid of dirt and grime. I discussed it with colleagues, we could imagine the uproar in the UK if Juvenile delinquents were made to clean up public areas at night rather than hang around on the streets causing bother. Liberalism has indeed ruined this country.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: Bob Crow - London's very own Kim Jong-un.[/p][/quote]Why are you feeling it necessary to insult Kim Jong un? Only joking! The again not good to say 'Bob's your uncle' with Kim Jong un as his last one fe fed to dogs according to the press. Was a fascinating programme on North Korea last night and their education system. There were students working into the night getting great pleasure in cleaning a memorial with toothbrushes and so on getting rid of dirt and grime. I discussed it with colleagues, we could imagine the uproar in the UK if Juvenile delinquents were made to clean up public areas at night rather than hang around on the streets causing bother. Liberalism has indeed ruined this country. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -11

12:35pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GlennW says...

London Overground advise that Blackhorse Road station, is to be kept open for Barking - Gospel Oak trains to call there, but if overcrowding causes safety concerns, entry may have to be suspended until crowds have cleared. Passengers from Leytonstone, Leyton & Walthamstow for the Victoria Line can use the Barking - Gospel Oak Line to South Tottenham and make the 5 minute walk to Seven Sisters station but the 2-coach trains are already overcrowded in the peaks with no spare capacity and TfL don't have any plans to provide more carriages until 2017!

Glenn Wallis
Secretary
Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
www.barking-gospeloa
k.org.uk
London Overground advise that Blackhorse Road station, is to be kept open for Barking - Gospel Oak trains to call there, but if overcrowding causes safety concerns, entry may have to be suspended until crowds have cleared. Passengers from Leytonstone, Leyton & Walthamstow for the Victoria Line can use the Barking - Gospel Oak Line to South Tottenham and make the 5 minute walk to Seven Sisters station but the 2-coach trains are already overcrowded in the peaks with no spare capacity and TfL don't have any plans to provide more carriages until 2017! Glenn Wallis Secretary Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group www.barking-gospeloa k.org.uk GlennW
  • Score: -2

12:41pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GlennW says...

Part of the plans to cut Underground staff include many of the Central Line stations east of Leytonstone being reduced to one member of staff with up to five stations sharing a mobile supervisor in a van.
Part of the plans to cut Underground staff include many of the Central Line stations east of Leytonstone being reduced to one member of staff with up to five stations sharing a mobile supervisor in a van. GlennW
  • Score: 0

5:22pm Tue 4 Feb 14

OngarRS says...

Much as I dislike Bob Crow and will be personally disadvantaged by the strike, I think Boris Johnson is a tw@t and is just spoiling for a fight (confirmed if you read his articel in the Daily Mailograph). Do we really need a 24 hour tube? To cater for who? Most nighclubbers are in clubs in the West End between 1am and 6am anyway, which is when the tube stops - they go home when the tube starts again. Most shows finish in time to get a tube home. If you're any later than that, get a cab. It will hardly break the bank.

Leave well alone Boris - it has worked fine as it is.
Much as I dislike Bob Crow and will be personally disadvantaged by the strike, I think Boris Johnson is a tw@t and is just spoiling for a fight (confirmed if you read his articel in the Daily Mailograph). Do we really need a 24 hour tube? To cater for who? Most nighclubbers are in clubs in the West End between 1am and 6am anyway, which is when the tube stops - they go home when the tube starts again. Most shows finish in time to get a tube home. If you're any later than that, get a cab. It will hardly break the bank. Leave well alone Boris - it has worked fine as it is. OngarRS
  • Score: -5

5:36pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Brisbane says...

Very poor from those running the Victoria line to not even attempt to run any trains from Walthamstow. Everyone understands they are likely to be running a reduced service, but the trains they can run should serve every station equally,
Very poor from those running the Victoria line to not even attempt to run any trains from Walthamstow. Everyone understands they are likely to be running a reduced service, but the trains they can run should serve every station equally, Brisbane
  • Score: 2

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