Travel misery for commuters as Tube workers go on strike

Enfield Independent: Travel misery for commuters as Tube workers go on strike Travel misery for commuters as Tube workers go on strike

Commuters are facing travel misery as Tube workers strike over proposed plans to close ticket offices and cut jobs.

There have been disruptions across the capital since members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) walked out at 9pm last night.

There is no service on the Bakerloo Line, and trains on the Jubilee line are running approximately every five minutes between Stanmore and Finchley Road and between Waterloo and Stratford.

The Metropolitan line is running approximately every ten minutes between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate, but has no service on the rest of the line.

The Piccadilly line is only operating between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters approximately every 12 minutes, and between Acton Town and Heathrow terminals 1, 2, and 3 approximately every 20 minutes.

The Northern line was experiencing delays this morning due to the strike, but Transport for London has said it is currently running a “good service”.

The strike is planned to last 48-hours, so commuters can expect more disruption tomorrow.

London Underground managing director, Mike Brown, has called on the RMT and TSSA to "do the right thing" and call off the "completely unnecessary strike". 

He said: “All Tube stations will remain staffed and controlled at all times when services are operating, and we’ll be introducing a 24-hour service at weekends during 2015. In future, there will be more staff in ticket halls and on platforms to help customers buy the right ticket, plan their journeys and to keep them safe and secure.

“We’re committed to implement these changes without compulsory redundancies and there’ll be a job for everyone at LU who wants to work for us and be flexible.”

The Times and Independent Series is waiting for a comment from the RMT and TSSA.

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9:22pm Wed 5 Feb 14

GenghisKhan says...

These over-paid idiots should be sacked and replaced by by people who would appreciate such cushy jobs. And who would have a bit of respect for their customers.
These over-paid idiots should be sacked and replaced by by people who would appreciate such cushy jobs. And who would have a bit of respect for their customers. GenghisKhan
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11:29pm Wed 5 Feb 14

ponderman says...

So just as the government tighten up the benefit system with the sanctions regime, they choose to make more people unemployed, make no mistake, this is the thin end of the wedge, the tube train drivers are the next targets because dear old Boris Johnson wants to operate driverless trains.
After that you may be next, then you will need benefits, but by that time, because of you're constant criticism benefits no longer exist.
So just as the government tighten up the benefit system with the sanctions regime, they choose to make more people unemployed, make no mistake, this is the thin end of the wedge, the tube train drivers are the next targets because dear old Boris Johnson wants to operate driverless trains. After that you may be next, then you will need benefits, but by that time, because of you're constant criticism benefits no longer exist. ponderman
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