Tube strike to go ahead after talks collapse
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jan 07, 2017,
Jan 07, 2017, 0:26
Most Zone 1 Tube stations will be closed and there will be no service on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines.
We were hoping that the 24-hour tube strike planned to kick off this Sunday evening might have been called off by now, but no such luck.
There will be no services on the Victoria and Waterloo & City lines if the strike go ahead.
There will also be no service on the North Acton to West Ruislip branch of the central line, and the Piccadilly line will run between Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but they won't stop at Terminals 4 and 5.
Discussions at ACAS headquarters took place yesterday and resumed today, but unions accused London Underground of failing to make progress and said the strikes were still set to go ahead.
"Instead of resolving the issues, Tube bosses have chosen instead to ramp up the rhetoric with threats to mobilise a strike-breaking army of 'ambassadors" with severe consequences for the current safety regime across the Tube network.
We will continue working with the unions, as well as implementing recommendations made by the London TravelWatch review, to ensure our customers feel safe, fully supported and able to access the right assistance at all times..
"It is clear that some more staff for stations are needed".
DLR services will be running, but TfL said they will be much busier than usual and there may be changes to services towards Bank, with trains instead terminating at Shadwell or Tower Gateway. We are recruiting additional staff for stations and believe this will help us to provide a better service.
Services on all other lines will be running - but severely disrupted - and all zone one stations will be shut, as passengers are urged to consider walking, cycling or buses to complete their journeys.
LU has warned travellers to expect major disruption to services.
"The ball remains in London Underground's court and while RMT remains available for talks it is down to the company to come back into the process with serious proposals".
There will be posters, digital boards and announcements in stations to keep people informed of the latest level of service.