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Tube strikes averted

Tube strikes averted
12 Feb 2014

There was good news last night (11 February) for everyone who's booked a hotel in London this week, as the proposed strike by London Underground workers was called off. 

Last week, travel chaos ensued as the TSSA and RMT unions carried out a two-day strike, but the trains will be running as normal today and tomorrow following last-minute talks to avert a second period of action. 

The Tube provides the fastest way of getting around the capital, with stations at all the key tourist locations including Leicester Square, South Kensington and Tower Bridge. 

Following the discussions, London Underground agreed to hold two months of intensive talks with the workers' groups regarding the ticket office closures that were announced as part of modernisation plans on the network.

Last year, London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary. The first ever underground railway journey was made on the Metropolitan Railway, which connected Paddington with Farringdon, in January 1863.ADNFCR-408-ID-801692745-ADNFCR

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